i am relatively new to gardening...i guess you call it. last year, i removed nearly all of the foundation plants/shrubs around the house because they were overgrown and troublesome, not to mention rather ugly and dated. i made some fairly educated decisions on the new replacements and purchased some really good qulity stuff...and fairly substantial in size for being new plants.
i live in central indiana (zone 5) and i need some advice on how, when to prune these plants so they maintain the desired size and don't become unmanageable. please forgive me for not researching the pruning recommendations on this site or online. i have dial-up and it is soooo painfully slow. i hope to get some feedback soon as i have some time this weekend to attempt the pruning...provided it's timely. with this said, here's some of what i have.
diablo ninebark, everlow yews (evergreens that are to stay about 2-3' tall), juniper...with arching foliage that's to stay about 4' tall), dwarf miss kim lilac, liriope, perennial gereniums, little henry sweetspire, holly (it's got some berries now and should get about 4-5' tall), and lastly, double knockout roses (i want to keep these fairly small in size).
i appreciate any help you might give with some tips for pruning...time of year, amount to be pruned, etc. thanks!