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.



The Grafter s Handbook

The Grafter s Handbook Author Robert John Garner
ISBN-10 9781603584821
Release 2013
Pages 320
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Presents a detailed guide to the best methods for grafting plants and trees and outlines the ways to repair and improve bad grafts.



Grafting and Budding

Grafting and Budding Author WJ Lewis
ISBN-10 9780643098992
Release 2008-08-11
Pages 112
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Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide to all of the grafting and budding techniques any professional or home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. It then describes the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting and presents step-by-step instructions for making the special cuts used in grafting and budding. Advice is also given on the selection of scion wood, the preparation of rootstocks and the after-care of grafted plants. The methods of budding and grafting are explained in fine detail, including T-budding, chip budding and patch budding, the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, bark graft and approach graft, the grafting of herbaceous plants and machine bench grafting. More than 60 sketches and photographs are included to help illustrate various aspects of the skill of grafting. New to this edition are sections covering the preferred methods of propagation for Australian natives such as eucalypts, banksias, hakeas and grevilleas; cacti; conifers; general deciduous ornamentals; black passionfruit; roses and tomatoes, making it an indispensable addition to any avid gardener’s bookshelf.



The Manual of Seed Saving

The Manual of Seed Saving Author Andrea Heistinger
ISBN-10 9781604695564
Release 2013-09-24
Pages 344
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“Makes it easy to find information in a snap, on most any edible you want to grow.” —Kylee Baumle, Horticulture Growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs from seed has many benefits for both the gardener and the planet. Why save seeds when you can buy them so cheap? Not only does seed saving allow you to grow a diverse, organic array of fruits and vegetables, it also offers an opportunity to work closely with nature and be even more hands-on with the food you grow, cook, and eat. Supported by research from the global conservation organizations Arche Noah and Pro Specie Rara, The Manual of Seed Saving features information on how to maximize seed quality and yield for crop plants like asparagus, carrots, corn, rhubarb, spinach, squash, and tomatoes. Plant profiles include critical information on pollination, isolation distances, cultivation, harvest, storage, and pests and diseases.



Breeding Ornamental Plants

Breeding Ornamental Plants Author Dorothy J. Callaway
ISBN-10 1604690941
Release 2009-04
Pages 359
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Breeding plants to encourage specific traits is usual in agriculture but less common in ornamental horticulture. Daffodils, daylilies, hostas, lilacs, magnolias, and rhododendrons are among the 15 subjects covered by experts in the field.



Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author Holly Scoggins
ISBN-10 9781604695458
Release 2013-07-16
Pages 274
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Thirty years ago, in vitro propagation was a new technique for producing plants, and Lydiane Kyte’s Plants from Test Tubes became the standard work on the topic. The new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the many advances in science and technology, including the five accepted sequential stages of micropropagation. Ten new plants have been added. This in turn has greatly expanded the already extensive bibliography. Among the new topics that have been introduced or expanded on are embryo culture for breeding, somaclonal variation, anther culture, somatic embryogenesis, cryopreservation, and genetic engineering. More ornamental plant examples are given and many new illustrations provided, including a chronology of discoveries in micropropagation.



The A to Z of Plant Names

The A to Z of Plant Names Author Allen J. Coombes
ISBN-10 9781604693980
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 312
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Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.



Grafting Fruit Trees

Grafting Fruit Trees Author Larry Southwick
ISBN-10 0882662090
Release 1981-01
Pages 32
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.



The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual

The Greenhouse Gardener s Manual Author Roger Marshall
ISBN-10 9781604696370
Release 2014-09-18
Pages 256
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Imagine biting into a fresh, juicy tomato straight from the vine in the middle of winter or growing a collection of succulents and cacti the coldest parts of the world. In The Greenhouse Gardener's Manual, Roger Marshall providesevery tool and technique you need to successfully grow edibles and ornamentals in a well-maintained greenhouse. Marshall offers insight to choose the right greenhouse, create a healthy environment, start seeds and propagate, and maintain your greenhouse.



Pomegranate Roads

Pomegranate Roads Author Gregory Moiseyevich Levin
ISBN-10 0964949768
Release 2006
Pages 183
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Dr. Gregory Levin's fascinating memoir of his life with pomegranates illuminates the botany, the history and myths, the astonishing range of tastes, and the health benefits--from folklore to pharmaceuticals--that make it the wonder fruit of our time.



Plant Form

Plant Form Author Adrian D. Bell
ISBN-10 9780881928501
Release 2008
Pages 431
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds Author Katrina Blair
ISBN-10 9781603585170
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 384
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The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.



Growing Citrus

Growing Citrus Author Martin Page
ISBN-10 9780881929065
Release 2008
Pages 192
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A complete guide to citrus cultivation explains how to grow a variety of citrus trees in all climates in the garden, on the terrace or deck, and on a balcony, with tips on overwintering, container gardening, greenhouses, profiles of a variety of citrus species--including oranges, lemons, limes, and more--and dozens of recipes for popular citrus foods.



Plants from Test Tubes

Plants from Test Tubes Author John Kleyn
ISBN-10 1604690283
Release 1996-10-28
Pages 240
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Acclaimed since its first appearance as the most practical guide to plant tissue culture and widely adopted as a textbook, this standard work is now even better. This expanded edition introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture. It provides detailed recipes for propagating plants from more than 30 families. It explains clearly how to set up a propagating laboratory, from a hobbyist's kitchen to an elaborate commercial enterprise.



The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook

The Essential Garden Maintenance Workbook Author Rosemary Alexander
ISBN-10 9780881927832
Release 2006
Pages 384
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With a wealth of step-by-step guidance, this follow-up to "The Essential Garden Design Workbook" enables gardeners of all levels to confidently tackle wide-ranging maintenance tasks and develop new skills to sustain the success of their gardens.



The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation

The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation Author Michael Dirr
ISBN-10 0942375092
Release 2006
Pages 410
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Compiled by two distinguished professors of horticulture, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation is a must for professionals and students of horticulture. Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and budding, and tissue culture are discussed in exhaustive detail. Essentially a recipe book for making more trees and shrubs, this reference is a high-level how-to.



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.