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American Horticultural Society Plant Propagation (American Horticultural Society Practical Guides)

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ISBN13: 9780789441164
ISBN10: 0789441160
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The unrivaled priatical guide to the successful propagation of all garden plants — from trees and shrubs to culinary herbs. Expert Guidance On The Propagation Of More Than 1,500 Plants. Whether you want to increase your plants by the easiest or most reliable methods of propagation, or experiment with more unusual or advanced techniques, or use specialized techniques for a favorite plant group, AHS Plant Propagation contains all the techniques you need in easy-to-follow, step-by-step explanations such as: What is is the best way to propogate a plant? Each entry in the A-Z section of Plant Propagation tells you, plant by plant, which method of propagation to use, when to do it, and what degree of skill each method requires. How can you improve germination of seeds? AHS Plant Propagation tells you which seeds need special treatment before sowing and how to provide the conditions to ensure a good rate of germination. How long does it take to obtain a flowering plant? AHS Plant Propagation gives guidelines on the average success rate for each plant, how big a yield you can expect, and how long it should take to get a mature or flowering plant. How do you make sure cuttings won't fail? AHS Plant Propagation tells you how to take appropriate cuttings from each type of plant and how to make sure they root successfully. Destined to become the standard work on the subject, AHS Plant Propagation is the practical handbook gardeners have been waiting for.

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A practical guide to the successful propagation of all garden plants. About 1,500 entries are organized alphabetically within each plant group, telling which method to use, when to do it, and what degree of skill is required; which seeds need special treatment before sowing and how to provide the conditions to bring about a good rate of germination; the average success rate for each plant, how big a yield to expect, and how long it should take to mature or flower; and how to take appropriate cuttings and make sure they root successfully. Contains approximately 1,800 color photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews@booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

A practical guide to the successful propagation of all garden plants. About 1,500 entries are organized alphabetically within each plant group, telling which method to use, when to do it, and what degree of skill is required; which seeds need special treatment before sowing and how to provide the conditions to bring about a good rate of germination; the average success rate for each plant, how big a yield to expect, and how long it should take to mature or flower; and how to take appropriate cuttings and make sure they root successfully. Contains approximately 1,800 color photographs and illustrations.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

AHS Plant Propagation is a comprehensive, essential guide to increasing the numbers of a huge range of plants. An extensive introduction explains the botany and plant physiology behind the science of propagation, and the encyclopedic A - Z section presents all the appropriate techniques for more than 1,000 different kinds of plants. Specialized groups such as orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, and roses are given extensive feature treatment.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief Alan Toogood trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Key and at Brighton Parks and gardens before going on to a two-year internship at the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden at Wisley, UK. He worked as a horticultural journalist on Gardener's Chronicle and Amateur Gardening magazines. For several years he was editor of the monthly magazine Greenhouse. He is now a freelance horticultural journalist and consultant and features coordinator for The Garden magazine. He has written many books and contributes to horticultural journals.

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Ethel, February 9, 2011 (view all comments by Ethel)
Excited to tell the students that I am enrolled in a Propagation Theory Class with about this book tomorrow! I will be kind and wait till after our midterm so they can concentrate on the test!:) After reading the reviews, I can't wait to own it! I'm seriously drooling!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780789441164
Manufactured:
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Other:
Anderson, Paul
Manufactured by:
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Manufactured:
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Author:
Dorling Kindersley Publishing
Author:
Toogood, Alan
Author:
American Horticultural Society
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Plant propagation
Subject:
Gardening : General
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
American
Series:
American Horticultural Society Practical Guides
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.80x7.92x1.11 in. 3.00 lbs.

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