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Forcing, Etc: The Indoor Gardener's Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Branches & Houseplants Into Bloom (Smith & Hawken)

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Publisher Comments:

Exploring the world of paperwhites, potted hyacinths, and more, award-winning writer Katherine Whiteside combines hands-on how-to with a flower lover's enthusiasm in a forcing primer that's as complete as it is glorious.

Organized by plant type, FORCING, ETC covers dozens of common and exotic plants that are readily available and easily growable for the indoor gardener. Here are step-by--step instructions demystifying the techniques of forcing bulb into bloom by simulating autumn, deep winter, and early spring in an accelerated time frame. Of tricking bare branches and twigs to blossom in the house--weeks or even months before their scheduled time. Of potting up and water forcing. And of raising and propagating--favorite indoor plants. There are unexpected ideas for choosing the right containers throughout, and an appendix offering a mail-order listing of sources for both plants and unusual ornamental materials.

FEATURING:

--Hardy Bulbs. Crocus, narcissus, tulip, and other cold-loving flowers of a spring garden.

--Tender Bulbs. Exotics from the other side of the world, such as bowiea, amaryllis, clivia, and calla lily.

--Houseplants. The classic houseplants--ficus, coleus, scented geranium, jasmine, begonia.

--Twigs and Branches.

Forsythia, quince, witch hazel, and others already in your garden, waiting to be transformed as if by magic.

Plant-by-plant instructions on prechilling, potting up, putting away, and water forcing. Choosing unexpected containers. Creating tripods, trellises, and tuteurs. Extensive mail-order source list for plants and materials.

Book News Annotation:

A handsomely illustrated guide to some particularly gratifying aspects of winter windowsill gardening, with detailed instructions on forcing tender and cold hardy bulbs indoors, growing and rooting cheery houseplant cuttings in water, and decorating one's home with vases of blooming and leafing branches from the garden.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Written by an award-winning author and drawing on the expertise of Smith & Hawken, this complete guide to indoor gardening shows how to bring bulbs, seeds, and branches into bloom for dozens of common and exotic plants, and suggests ways of displaying the plants. 125 color photos.

Synopsis:

Imagine it: pots of sweetly fragrant 'Orange Queen' narcissus at the height of winter. Amaryllis, tulips, and sunny-faced crocuses to ease post-holiday doldrums. Great sprays of forsythia filling rooms with spring--in the middle of February. Plus towering calla lilies, the happy clivia, and scented geraniums. By putting the right plant in the right place--and following the simplest of directions--the glory and fragrance of a garden in bloom can be enjoyed indoors during the bleakest months of the year.

An expert gardener who is also an innovative floral stylist, Katherine Whiteside offers a livley, idea-filled introduction to the art of forcing bulbs, branches, and other flowers--including irises, hyacinths, scillas, oxalis, calla lilies, velthemias, jasmine, begonias, and more. Plant profiles cover specifics for the most widely grown flowers; and tips for plant pairing and arranging are offered at every turn. Tying it all together are Richard Felber's lush photographs.

About the Author

Richard Felber is a leading garden and landscape photographer who regularly contributes to major publications and books.
Katherine Whiteside is an award-winning freelance garden writer whose articles have appeared in Elle Decor, House and Garden, Town and Country, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, Vogue, Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, and many foreign publications. Her first book, Antique Flowers, won two Awards of Merit from the Garden Writers of America. Her second, Classic Bulbs, was a Main Selection of the Garden Book Club. Ms. Whiteside lives in Garrison, New York.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

indoors: bulbs, blossoms, and branches

AN AMATEUR'S GUIDE TO INDOOR PLANTS

WHAT YOU DON'T NEED

WHAT YOU DO NEED

EASY DOES IT

CHAPTER ONE

hardy bulbs: the forced

GETTING A HANDLE ON HARDY BULBS

THE GENTLE ART OF PERSUASION

PROVENANCE COUNTS

BEYOND THE BASICS

THE NARCISSUS QUESTION

POTTING-UP DAY

COURAGEOUS CHILLING METHODS

PRESENTATION IS EVERYTHING

CHAPTER TWO

tender bulbs: the unforced

TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

SUMMER COMES TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE

MAKING IT MOIST

WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

BREAKING DORMANCY

BACK TO SLEEP

HOW TO BUY TENDER BULBS

SUPPORT SYSTEMS

TENDERS IN THE SUMMER GARDEN

TILL NEXT YEAR

CHAPTER THREE

house plants: filling in the gaps

HOUSEPLANTS FOR HEDONISTS

THE RIGHT PLANT IN THE RIGHT PLACE

HOW TO PICK AND BE PICKY

TWO SUREFIRE WAYS TO KILL A PLANT

PETS IN POTS

CHAPTER FOUR

twigs and branches: also forced

BRANCHING OUT: FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: GATHERING YOUR MATERIAL

SEE THE FOREST THROUGH THE TREES

A GENTLE UNFURLING

BRANCHING OUT

CHAPTER FIVE

cuttings: new beginnings

MORE PLANTS FOR LESS MONEY

WHAT ROOTS WHEN, AND HOW TO MAKE IT HAPPEN

THE ESSENTIALS OF CODDLING

THE JOURNEY BEGINS

APPENDIX

RESOURCE GUIDE

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761115120
Subtitle:
Houseplants into Bloom
Author:
Felber, Richard
Author:
Whiteside, Katherine
Author:
Felber, Richard
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
House Plants
Subject:
Flowers - Bulbs
Subject:
Forcing (plants)
Subject:
Indoor gardening
Subject:
Indoor
Subject:
Forcing
Subject:
House Plants & Indoor
Subject:
Indoor x
Subject:
GARDENING / Flowers / Bulbs
Subject:
GARDENING / Flowers / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Smith & Hawken
Publication Date:
19990110
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 x 6
Pages:
154
Dimensions:
9.22 x 9 x 0.69 in 1.88 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Written by an award-winning author and drawing on the expertise of Smith & Hawken, this complete guide to indoor gardening shows how to bring bulbs, seeds, and branches into bloom for dozens of common and exotic plants, and suggests ways of displaying the plants. 125 color photos.
"Synopsis" by , Imagine it: pots of sweetly fragrant 'Orange Queen' narcissus at the height of winter. Amaryllis, tulips, and sunny-faced crocuses to ease post-holiday doldrums. Great sprays of forsythia filling rooms with spring--in the middle of February. Plus towering calla lilies, the happy clivia, and scented geraniums. By putting the right plant in the right place--and following the simplest of directions--the glory and fragrance of a garden in bloom can be enjoyed indoors during the bleakest months of the year.

An expert gardener who is also an innovative floral stylist, Katherine Whiteside offers a livley, idea-filled introduction to the art of forcing bulbs, branches, and other flowers--including irises, hyacinths, scillas, oxalis, calla lilies, velthemias, jasmine, begonias, and more. Plant profiles cover specifics for the most widely grown flowers; and tips for plant pairing and arranging are offered at every turn. Tying it all together are Richard Felber's lush photographs.

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