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Publisher Comments:

Breeding New Plants and Flowers brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the scope of every gardener. Over 180 color illustrations and 50 line drawings support the text and explain the steps to this most rewarding and magical aspect of gardening. Topics covered include an introduction to the principles of breeding; descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and tomatoes to strawberries; instruction on pollination, growing the seed, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, potting on and planting out; and advice on how beginners can crossbreed successfully and how the more experienced hybridist can experiment with sophisticated crosses.

Synopsis:

An illustrated, step-by-step guide to creating a new plant or flower, encouraging gardeners of all abilities to experiment with the endless possibilities of crossbreeding. Breeding New Plants and Flowers brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the realm of every gardener. Two-hundred color photos enhance the text, which explains all the steps to this most rewarding and exciting form of gardening. The guide includes: an introduction to the principles of breeding--the reproductive methods of different flower types, advice on selecting parents, and an overview of genetics; descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and from tomatoes to strawberries; instruction on pollination, growing seeds, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, and potting; and advice on how the experienced hybridist can experiment with more sophisticated crosses. No special tools or equipment are needed to begin: just a love of plants and a desire to create something new.

Synopsis:

This title brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the scope of every gardener. Over 200 illustrations support the text and explain the steps to this aspect of gardening.

Synopsis:

Breeding New Plants and Flowers encourages gardeners of all abilities to experiment with cross-breeding from good quality parent plants. This accessible book brings the skills of hybridizing within the scope of every gardener, allowing the reader to produce new plants for the garden and placing the possibility of creating a prize-winning plant within reach of all.Topics covered

  • The principles of breeding and the processes involved
  • Instructions on how to breed a variety of plants, ranging from tomatoes and roses.
  • Techniques of pollination, propagation, potting on and planting out
  • Advice on selecting good parent plants

Synopsis:

Topics covered include an introduction to the principles of breeding - the reproductive methods of different flower types, advice on selecting parents and an overview of genetics. The book also includes descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and tomatoes to strawberries, plus instruction on pollination, growing the seed, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, potting on and planting out. Advice on how beginners can crossbreed successfully and how the more experienced hybridist can experiment with sophisticated crosses is also provided.

About the Author

Charles W Welch is an award winning plant-breeder, whose new varieties have been exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show and registered in both the UK and the United States. He has spent many years investigating the processes of hybridization in virtually every category of plant life. Several of his new soft fruit varieties are passing through the trials and registration processes, and will be available to the public.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781861265494
Publisher:
Crowood Press
Location:
Marlborough
Author:
Welch, Charles W.
Author:
Welch, Charles
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Agriculture - Agronomy
Subject:
Plant genetics
Subject:
Plant breeding
Edition Description:
Second Edition, Second edition
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
20120827
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9.5 x 7.5 in 1 lb

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Product details 144 pages Crowood Press (UK) - English 9781861265494 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An illustrated, step-by-step guide to creating a new plant or flower, encouraging gardeners of all abilities to experiment with the endless possibilities of crossbreeding. Breeding New Plants and Flowers brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the realm of every gardener. Two-hundred color photos enhance the text, which explains all the steps to this most rewarding and exciting form of gardening. The guide includes: an introduction to the principles of breeding--the reproductive methods of different flower types, advice on selecting parents, and an overview of genetics; descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and from tomatoes to strawberries; instruction on pollination, growing seeds, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, and potting; and advice on how the experienced hybridist can experiment with more sophisticated crosses. No special tools or equipment are needed to begin: just a love of plants and a desire to create something new.
"Synopsis" by , This title brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the scope of every gardener. Over 200 illustrations support the text and explain the steps to this aspect of gardening.
"Synopsis" by , Breeding New Plants and Flowers encourages gardeners of all abilities to experiment with cross-breeding from good quality parent plants. This accessible book brings the skills of hybridizing within the scope of every gardener, allowing the reader to produce new plants for the garden and placing the possibility of creating a prize-winning plant within reach of all.Topics covered

  • The principles of breeding and the processes involved
  • Instructions on how to breed a variety of plants, ranging from tomatoes and roses.
  • Techniques of pollination, propagation, potting on and planting out
  • Advice on selecting good parent plants

"Synopsis" by , Topics covered include an introduction to the principles of breeding - the reproductive methods of different flower types, advice on selecting parents and an overview of genetics. The book also includes descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and tomatoes to strawberries, plus instruction on pollination, growing the seed, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, potting on and planting out. Advice on how beginners can crossbreed successfully and how the more experienced hybridist can experiment with sophisticated crosses is also provided.
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