Plant Propagation

Plant Propagation Author Alan R. Toogood
ISBN-10 0789441160
Release 1999
Pages 320
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Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.



Propagating Plants

Propagating Plants Author Alan R. Toogood
ISBN-10 1405315253
Release 2006
Pages 320
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From trees and shrubs to culinary herbs, this unequalled practical guide from the RHS offers invaluable advice on the successful propagation of all garden plants. Detailed A-Z listings on over 1,500 plants, together with specially commissioned photographs and colour illustrations show you every technique you will need. With unique tips from expert propagators, as well as general methodology, this book is a must-have for amateur and professional gardeners alike.



The Manual of Plant Grafting

The Manual of Plant Grafting Author Peter T. MacDonald
ISBN-10 9781604694635
Release 2014-12-02
Pages 232
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This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.



RHS Pruning Training

RHS Pruning   Training Author Christopher Brickell
ISBN-10 9780241308516
Release 2017-03-01
Pages 336
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Cultivate your perfect garden with RHS Pruning & Training's unrivalled guidance for over 800 trees, shrubs, and climbing plants. Fully updated by the RHS experts, RHS Pruning & Training uses clear, step-by-step instructions and fantastic photography to perfectly illustrate the secrets to pruning and training your plants. Whether you're a novice gardener or an amateur expert, RHS Pruning & Training is packed with plenty of information on all plant types including fruits, roses, shrubs, and trees. Learn specialised techniques including coppicing, pollarding, and pinch pruning for specific plant types, and prune your garden to perfection all year round.



Secrets of plant propagation

Secrets of plant propagation Author Lewis Hill
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924002793465
Release 1985
Pages 168
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Techniques for those who want to discover the satisfaction of propagating. 103,000 copies in print.



American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers Author Christopher Brickell
ISBN-10 9780756675080
Release 2011-08-15
Pages 744
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Since its first publication in 1987, the AHS Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers has sold nearly 3 million copies and become the must-have reference for all gardeners around the world. This is the ideal book for selecting plants, planning a border, a greenhouse, or a whole garden, and for identifying plants, and it contains a wealth of information on their appearance and cultivation. The 8,000 plants described cover suitability for every climate, including house and conservatory plants. The book begins with a general introduction and explanation of plant names, followed by a revised and enlarged plant selector, highlighting plants suitable for particular sites, soils, conditions, and purposes. The 5,000-entry illustrated plant catalog follows, divided into eight main sections: trees, shrubs, roses, climbers, perennials, annuals and biennials, rock plants, bulbs, water plants, and cacti and other succulents. In this new edition, the sections have been re-ordered to help plants be chosen more intuitively: by color, then season, then size. Feature spreads throughout the color section illustrate a range of cultivars within the most popular genera, such as pelargoniums and clematis. Each plant variety is illustrated by a colorful photograph, and accompanied by a detailed description with cultivation requirements. The single-color, text-only plant dictionary at the back contains entries for every genus in the book, plus more than 3,000 plants in addition to those in the illustrated catalog. It also functions as an index to the plant catalog, with extensive cross-referencing. All the information needed to grow each plant is included here. Following the introduction and plant selector, the book is divided into two main sections: a 440-page, full-colour illustrated plant catalogue, and a plant dictionary featuring 8,000 plants listed alphabetically by botanical name. There is also an index of common names and glossary of terms. Contents PRELIMS PLANT NAMES AND ORIGINS PLANT SELECTOR Lists useful plants for common situations, such as sunless walls, windbreaks, drought, sandy soil, and moist shade. PLANT CATALOG (440PP) Divided into eight main plant groups, as listed below, organized by color, season, size. TREES Including conifers. Features include: Magnolias Hollies Dwarf conifers SHRUBS Features include: Camellias Rhododendrons Hydrangeas Fuchsias Heathers ROSES Includes shrub and old garden roses, modern, miniature, and climbing roses. CLIMBERS Features include: Clematis Ivies PERENNIALS Includes grasses, bamboos, rushes, sedges, and ferns. Features include: Delphiniums Irises Peonies Phlox Pelargoniums Penstemons Aquilegias Daylilies Chrysanthemums Michaelmas daisies Bromeliads Primulas Carnations and pinks Hostas Begonias Orchids African violets ANNUALS AND BIENNIALS ROCK PLANTS BULBS Including corms and tubers. Features include: Gladioli Lilies Dahlias Tulips Daffodils Crocuses Hyacinths WATER PLANTS Features include: Water lilies CACTI AND OTHER SUCCULENTS PLANT DICTIONARY (240PP) Listed alphabetically by botanical name. INDEX OF COMMON NAMES GLOSSARY OF TERMS ACKNOWLEDGMENTS



American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Perennials

American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Perennials Author Graham Rice
ISBN-10 WISC:89091961318
Release 2006
Pages 496
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Describes the characteristics, cultivation, landscape use, and propagation of hundreds of species of perennials.



The Complete Book of Plant Propagation

The Complete Book of Plant Propagation Author Graham Clarke
ISBN-10 1841881449
Release 2001
Pages 256
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Raising a new generation of plants from seeds or cuttings is one of the greatest joys known to gardeners. All aspects of the subject, including specific information on equipment and techniques for seed sowing undercover, raising plants from spores, grafting, budding, even microplantation, are explained in depth in this encyclopedic collection, the only book the amateur gardener will ever need for a lifetime of successful propagation. Gorgeous color photographs and numerous line drawings enhance the very detailed text, which includes information on hardy ornamental plants, wildflowers, flowering and fruiting trees, tender vegetables, and culinary herbs - annuals as well as perennials.



Perennial Vegetables

Perennial Vegetables Author Eric Toensmeier
ISBN-10 9781603581387
Release 2007-05-16
Pages 224
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There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles that will make any garden a perpetual, low-maintenance source of food. Imagine growing vegetables that require just about the same amount of care as the flowers in your perennial beds and borders—no annual tilling and potting and planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such "minor" crops as ground cherry and ramps (both of which have found their way onto exclusive restaurant menus) and the much sought after, anti-oxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries), Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops and satisfaction. Perennial vegetables are perfect as part of an edible landscape plan or permaculture garden. Profiling more than 100 species, illustrated with dozens of color photographs and illustrations, and filled with valuable growing tips, recipes, and resources, Perennial Vegetables is a groundbreaking and ground-healing book that will open the eyes of gardeners everywhere to the exciting world of edible perennials.



Plant Soil Science Fundamentals Applications

Plant   Soil Science  Fundamentals   Applications Author Rick Parker
ISBN-10 9781428334809
Release 2009-01-27
Pages 480
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Plant & Soil Science Fundamentals and Applications combines the basic knowledge of plant and soil science, in and easy to read and teach format, and provides practical real world application for information learned. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Encyclopedia of Environment and Society

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society Author Paul Robbins
ISBN-10 9781452265582
Release 2007-08-27
Pages 2736
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The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.



The Plant Propagator s Bible

The Plant Propagator s Bible Author Miranda Smith
ISBN-10 0276442075
Release 2007-01
Pages 192
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With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants--whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and budding.



Edible Forest Gardens Volume I

Edible Forest Gardens  Volume I Author Dave Jacke
ISBN-10 9781931498791
Release 2005
Pages 377
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Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. Volume I lays out the vision of the forest garden and explains the basic ecological principles that make it work. Edible Forest Gardens offer an advanced course in ecological gardening--one that will forever change the way you look at plants and your environment.



Edible Forest Gardens Volume II

Edible Forest Gardens  Volume II Author Dave Jacke
ISBN-10 9781931498807
Release 2005
Pages 654
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Edible Forest Gardens is a groundbreaking two-volume work that spells out and explores the key concepts of forest ecology and applies them to the needs of natural gardeners in temperate climates. In Volume II, Dave Jacke and Eric Toensmeier take the vision of the forest garden and basic ecological principles from Vol. I and move on to practical considerations: concrete ways to design, establish, and maintain your own forest garden. Along the way they present case studies and examples, as well as tables, illustrations, and a uniquely valuable "plant matrix" that lists hundreds of the best edible and useful species.



The Chickens Fight Back

The Chickens Fight Back Author David Waltner-Toews
ISBN-10 9781926685014
Release 2009-03-01
Pages 240
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Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are — for the moment, at least — far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time “emerging” diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. This book examines the various groups of animal diseases, explains what attracts them to the human population — from food to sex to living conditions — and offers suggestions for keeping them at bay. It also points out that diseases must be looked at from an ecological, cultural, and economic point of view as well as from a biological standpoint. Cooking meat till its well done and slathering on insect repellent for a hike in the woods are effective preventative measures, but as the author notes, it’s more important to fundamentally rethink humankind’s place in the world.



The Fundamentals of Horticulture

The Fundamentals of Horticulture Author Chris Bird
ISBN-10 9780521707398
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 473
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Essential reading for all studying horticulture and keen gardeners. This clear introduction to the principles underlying the practical applications of horticulture opens up the excitement of growing plants and garden development, without readers having to wade through complex information. Full-colour images tied closely to the text and practical case study boxes inspire readers by making topics relevant to their own horticultural experiences. Written by a team of highly motivated and experienced horticultural tutors, the text supports the newly restructured RHS Level 2 qualifications, with related Level 3 topics in boxes and signposting to Level 4 topics, together with other horticultural qualifications at these levels.



Growing Profits

Growing Profits Author Michael Harlan
ISBN-10 0965456749
Release 1997-01
Pages 207
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A backyard nursery is a great business opportunity for the person seeking some level of self-employment. It can be a full-time operation for the entrepreneur, or a part-time enterprise for a stay-at-home Morn, the retiree who wants to supplement a pension, or the landscaper who wants to make additional income by both selling and installing plants.