I would like to know if there us a basic schedule to follow fir pruning the following:
Hydrangea(limelight and anabelle), wigela, hosta, rose of sharon,yew hick, and
Perenial flowers? All in fall ir spring. Trying to streamline.
I have read up about boxwood s. Would you recommend one over another for a front entry Walkway.
Below you will find the pruning times for the plants you mentioned.
Weigela – late spring just after it has finished blooming as this plant flowers on old wood.
Hicks Yew – late March or early April before too much new growth.
Rose of Sharon (both tree or shrub) – late fall or winter in order to minimize any loss of flower buds on new growth.
Hosta – perennial plant needs no pruning, just clean up dead leaves in the fall.
Flowering Perennials – most flowering perennials can be treated like Hostas (above).
Hydrangea Limelight – late fall, winter or very early spring but plant does better if not pruned every year.
Hydrangea Annabelle – late fall, winter or very early spring, cut back every year.
With regards to your Boxwood enquiry, I would suggest you find another small shrub to line your walkway. The reason for this is they are susceptible to various pest & disease problems, see links below for more information.
Consider something like Common Bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) as it is a dark green leaved evergreen, has pink flowers in spring, bright red berries in winter, is slow growing, can be pruned to keep it small and is salt tolerant.
Hope this helps.