Take the Confusion out of Pruning

You want a gorgeous garden that reflects you, but when you pick up your pruners, you freeze. You know you need to prune, but you don't want to ruin anything. Pruning seems so confusing, who can remember all those do's and don'ts?

Sure, you could sift through YouTube videos and hope to piece together enough know-how to take into the garden. Or you can take a shortcut.

Having a guide is the best way to skip a lot of the error in "trial and error". You don't want to dedicate tons of time to sorting through conflicting advice online. You want someone who can show you what to do to improve your pruning NOW. 

Stop second-guessing and get right to good pruning. There's no better time. I'm having a flash sale to get this in as many hands as I can. Buy now for only $197 and be ready for the new season. 

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Pruning is easier than you think!

Pruning is confusing when you try to learn it all at once, or when you pick up pieces here and there that don't agree. That's why I break the important stuff down into bite-size chunks so you understand what to do and why. 

You don't need one more thing on your to-do list. You don't need lists of rules to memorize. You need straight-forward, actionable information that you can put into play. With The Pruning Playbook, you'll come away with a game plan that you can use to approach any plant confidently. 

Level up your garden

You can have a garden that looks intentional, established, and gorgeous. You can have a garden that makes your friends jealous. A garden that reflects your style and makes you happy. 



"As a keen gardener, but a total novice, I'm sure my most googled phrase was "when do I prune xyz...?" This easy-to-follow course took all the confusion out of pruning! Ellie's detailed video advice was invaluable and gave me the confidence to start shaping my garden. The format of the course, being in easy-to-digest weekly modules, prevented my becoming overwhelmed. Throw in a little homework and I was outside pruning away in no time! Highly recommend this course!"


"I learned so much from this course! The approach is down to earth, yet packed with information. Seeing the decisions Ellie makes as she prunes is very helpful! Overall a great course, I would recommend it for beginners and more experienced people looking for help pruning specific things. "


"After having lived in the city with a concrete patio for a yard for many years, we recently moved to the suburbs to an actual yard with living plants. It had been neglected for the past few years and I felt the need to get things under control. I must confess that my training was non-existent, and my methods bordered along the lines of Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Fortunately, not long after, I found Ellie Bender and The Pruners Eye. There truly is a method to the madness. I highly recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn the proper way to prune and what time of year to do so to maximize the health and beauty of your plants. My wife and I have become obsessed with pruning, always on the lookout for our next project. It is fun and rewarding. Who knew? "


I make pruning make sense!

I'm Ellie Bender. I'm an arborist and pruning coach. But before that, I was a gardener who thought pruning was something I couldn't grasp. I know how confusing pruning is when you're starting out, and I know how satisfying it is when you get the hang of it! 

Even if you are a new gardener who doesn't know eleagnus from elephants, or secateurs from suction cups, you can learn to prune with skill and confidence. 


Every new member gets a copy of my ebook, Pacific NW Plant Profiles, a collection of tips and specifics for the most common plants I encounter. Even if you are gardening in another part of the world, the tips and advice in here will help you navigate your garden with more confidence.



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