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Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation
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For people who love gardens, propagation is gardening itself, the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want. Whether you crave healthy, vigorous plants, wish to grow new ones to share with friends, or hope to produce scores of them to fill your own beds and borders — for free — Making More Plants will help fulfill your most vivid garden dreams. Ken Druse, one of America's foremost gardening authorities, an award-winning photographer, and the author of the best-selling Natural Garden series, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, with more than 500 full-color photographs.
Based on years of personal research, Making More Plants is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step. In clear, nspirational language Ken takes the mystery out of seemingly complex practices such as seed conditioning, bulb division, leaf and stem cutting, grafting, and more. Whether focusing on techniques as easy as creating multiple plants from a single perennial using a common kitchen knife or on more complicated practices such as air layering, Ken's advice will inspire both novice and experienced gardeners to turn their homes and gardens into personal nurseries.
Supplementing the text and photographs is a comprehensive appendix charting methods for propagating more than 700 different plants, listed by both common and Latin names, an invaluable resource unmatched by even the most thorough of propagation manuals.
Straightforward advice, gorgeous photographs, and Ken's own engaging voice all combine to make Making More Plants an indispensable guide for every passionate gardener and plant lover.
As always at the forefront of American gardening, the author of "The Collector's Garden" shows how to expand a plant collection inexpensively and beautifully, with up-to-the-minute propagation techniques and dazzling photography. 500 full-color photos.
About the Author
Ken Druse is nationally known as a garden expert, and with the huge success of his previous four titles — The Natural Garden, The Natural Shade Garden, The Natural Habitat Garden, and The Collector's Garden — is America's best-loved gardener. Ken has contributed both articles and photographs to numerous gardening magazines, and is the garden editor of House Beautiful magazine. He lives and gardens in New York and New Jersey.
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