I might fertilize him, I might prune him, and I might use insecticide on him.
The one great work that a vinedresser has to do for the branch every year is to prune it.
Then, how I would toil, toil, prune and expand his feeble ideas!
He meant at least to prune the orchard and maybe set out dwarfs.
Nourish your idea plants that have been starved; prune your word plants.