Synopses & Reviews
That's starting your own flowers and vegetables, inside and out. It's raising shrubs and trees for your property, creating your own orchard -- even growing many houseplants from one.
Here are just a few of the results you can expect:
* Raise the best tomato plants.
* Grow your own Christmas trees.
* Offer the finest of gifts -- houseplants.
* Avoid buying expensive shrubs; start your own.
* Plant those hard-to-find flowers, perennials and annuals, at little or no cost.
But is it expensive? Definitely not. You don't need a greenhouse or costly equipment. You can do a lot with a couple of fluorescent bulbs. Seeds are cheap, some are free. As for shrubs, trees, and houseplants, Lewis Hill explains how to collect, rather than buy, the materials you'll need.
It's fun, can be profitable, and, with the help of Lewis Hill plus the many illustrations in this book, is easy. Beginners will learn from step one; those more advanced will discover new techniques and find tips to improve their results.
Try plant propagation. You'll be amazed at your results.
"...this guide is a pleasure to read and a dependable source of suggestions for those who want to discover the satisfactions of real do- it- yourself programs." - Publishers Weekly
" Vermont nurseryman, Lewis Hill can keep you glued to your seat engrossed in a subject your not even sure you need to know- a talent much in evidence..." - The New York Times
" This book is well designed, full of good graphics and written in a personable style that makes for a pleasant reading..."- Sacramento Bee
" ...the book is free of the mumbo jumbo that sometimes accompanies these subjects." - Hartford Courant
" Simply written, easy- to- follow, how- to-do- it books are worth their weight in rubies. Lewis Hill's Secrets of Plant Propagation is one of these books. - Hartford Cournat
" I find the information very clear. Numerous illustrations make the directions easy to follow."
- New York Post
" Detailed recommendations are listed for propagating...leaving the reader uncertain whether to finish the book to dash off, pruner's in hand to attempt the techniques so well described." - New York Times
" Hill has plenty of information to share with the hobbyist or budding nursery owner." - Booklist
"Loaded with information and expertise, this masterful work is recommended for the serious gardener." - Spa Management
Plant propagation is a fun, rewarding, and economical way to add shrubs to your yard or multiply your collection of houseplants. With step-by-step instructions for a variety of proven techniques, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to successfully start your own plants. From raising the best tomatoes to growing your own Christmas trees, veteran nurseryman Lewis Hill helps you successfully reach your propagation goals while steering you clear of common mistakes. You'll be amazed at your beautiful, healthy, and bountiful plants.
Techniques for those who want to discover the satisfaction of propagating. 103,000 copies in print.
Learn the techniques of successful plant propogation and avoid mistakes and disappointments with expert advice from Lewis Hill. Grow beautiful, bountiful, healthy plants -- and save money in the process!
About the Author
The late Lewis Hill was a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He was the author or co-author of 15 books that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of their "75 Great Garden Books."
Table of Contents
Part I Propagation Methods
Chapter I The Home Nursery
Chapter II Seeds
Chapter III Division
Chapter IV Layering
Chapter V Cuttings
Chapter VI Grafting
Chapter VII Bud Grafting
Chapter VIII Tissue Culture
Part II Specifics of Propagation
Chapter IX Fruits and Nuts
Chapter X Trees, Shrubs and Vines
Chapter XI Herbaceous Plants