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Seeds and Propagation (Smith & Hawken the Hands-On Gardener)

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Publisher Comments:

A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR POTTING SHED AND GARDEN

From containers and planting mediums to tools and essential techniques, Seeds and Propagation is a fully illustrated, single-subject guide that's basic enough for the novice and a capable reference for the experienced gardener. Including:

Seeds Sowing, seedling care, and transplanting time. Seed saving. Germination enhancement. Plants easily started from seed.

Stem Cuttings and Root Cuttings Herbaceous, softwood, and hardwood. Rooting hormones. Plants suitable for all types of cuttings. Handling different root types.

Division Corms, crowns, rhizomes, and stolons. Life of a bulb. Perennials and their division preferences.

Layering Just bend, nick, and bury. How to air-layer a ficus, tip-layer a raspberry bush, mound-layer a forsythia.

Synopsis:

Propagating, sowing, dividing—though no longer necessary for our survival, these basic tasks add a special dimension to gardening, instilling the simple pleasure of nurturing new life.

But more than that, propagating is also a way to fill a garden inexpensively with diverse, high-quality plant life. Here in one efficient book is everything a gardener needs to know to harness the magical regenerative power of plants. Starting with the basics of equipment and how to use it, Seeds and Propagation makes it easier to get a jump on spring by starting a range of seeds; successfully dividing a favorite perennial for friends; giving new life to a meadow of daffodils, snowdrops, grape hyacinths, and tulips; and learning the rudiments of becoming your garden's own nurseryman.

Synopsis:

"Seeds and Propagation" helps gardeners discover the thrill of nursing plantsto life. Illustrations.

About the Author

Susan McClure is the author of Smith and Hawken: Seeds and Propagation. Her other books include The Herb Gardener, The Harvest Gardener, and The Gourmet Gardener.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PROPAGATION EQUIPMENT

Containers

Soil and Potting Mixes

Water

Lighting

Labeling

Temperature Control

SEEDS

Seed Structure

Flower Structure

Tips and Technology

Seed Sowing Basics

Prestarting Seedlings Indoors

Direct-Sown Seeds Outdoors

STEM CUTTINGS

Structure of a Stem

Tips and Technology

Cutting Basics

Softwood Cuttings

Hardwood Cuttings

ROOT CUTTINGS

Anatomy of Root Cuttings

Tips and Technology

Root Cuttings, Basics and Beyond

DIVISION

Anatomy of Division

Tips and Technology

Division Basics

LAYERING

Tips and Technology

Layering Basics

Tip Layering

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761107330
Other:
McClure, Susan
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Author:
McClure, Susan
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Seeds
Subject:
Plant propagation
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Smith & Hawken the Hands-On Gardener
Series Volume:
GTR-149
Publication Date:
19970106
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.89x5.20x.49 in. .49 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Workman Publishing - English 9780761107330 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Propagating, sowing, dividing—though no longer necessary for our survival, these basic tasks add a special dimension to gardening, instilling the simple pleasure of nurturing new life.

But more than that, propagating is also a way to fill a garden inexpensively with diverse, high-quality plant life. Here in one efficient book is everything a gardener needs to know to harness the magical regenerative power of plants. Starting with the basics of equipment and how to use it, Seeds and Propagation makes it easier to get a jump on spring by starting a range of seeds; successfully dividing a favorite perennial for friends; giving new life to a meadow of daffodils, snowdrops, grape hyacinths, and tulips; and learning the rudiments of becoming your garden's own nurseryman.
"Synopsis" by , "Seeds and Propagation" helps gardeners discover the thrill of nursing plantsto life. Illustrations.
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