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Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free

Geoff Bryant


PUBLISHED: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9781554071708
ANNOTATION:
In "Plant Propagation A to Z, " over 500 photos illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. More than 1,000 garden plants are covered in the extensive tables, detailing the specific propagation techniques to use—seed, cutting or division—for each plant. Full color.
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PUBLISHED: 31st October 2006
ISBN: 9781554071708
ANNOTATION:
In "Plant Propagation A to Z, " over 500 photos illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. More than 1,000 garden plants are covered in the extensive tables, detailing the specific propagation techniques to use—seed, cutting or division—for each plant. Full color.

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In "Plant Propagation A to Z, " over 500 photos illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. More than 1,000 garden plants are covered in the extensive tables, detailing the specific propagation techniques to use—seed, cutting or division—for each plant. Full color.

Publisher Description

"A handy and richly illustrated guide to all propagation techniques."

Plant Propagation A to Z has more than 500 photographs that illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. The book introduces propagation in general and then describes the tools and methods used. There are extensive tables detailing which techniques are best suited to more than 1,000 garden plants and noting the best times for propagating.

The book also includes: Annotated step-by-step color diagrams Seed, cutting and division techniques Specialized propagation methods Temperature and moisture requirements Germination time and strike rate Guidance on specific techniques for each propagation procedure Recommendations for choosing the best equipment.

Easy-to-use and informative, Plant Propagation A to Z is an essential reference book and how-to guide for gardeners everywhere.

Author Biography

Geoff Bryant began his career as a nurseryman specializing in hybridizing rhododendrons and azaleas. Since the success of his book "Propagation Handbook: Basic Techniques for Gardeners" he has become a full-time garden writer and photographer. Bryant has contributed to many books, including the "Ultimate Gardening Book," the "Ultimate Book of Trees and Shrubs," the "Ultimate Book of Flowers" and the acclaimed "Botanica" series. He has also written specialty books on rhododendrons and azaleas and their propagation.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part One: PLANT PROPAGATION What is plant propagation? Sexual reproduction and asexual (vegetative) propagation The miracle behind vegetative propagation Deciding which method to use Timing Propagation tools Working environment Equipment Hygiene Pest and disease control Pests Diseases Careful use of sprays Table 1: General propagation methods Growing from seed Seed structure Obtaining seed Storing seed Germination and viability Starter mixes seed sowing Propagating from spores Table 2: Germination requirements Propagation by Division Rosettes, runners and offsets Herbaceous perennials Natural layering and aerial roots Suckers Rhizomes, tubers, corms and bulbs Table 3: Propagation by division Propagation by cuttings Stem cuttings Leaf cuttings Aftercare Table 4: Propagation by cuttings Less common techniques Layering Grafting Budding Root cuttings Tissue culture Part Two: TECHNIQUES FOR SOME POPULAR GARDEN ORNAMENTALS A to Z listing of specific techniques for 500 garden ornamentals Glossay Index

Long Description

"A handy and richly illustrated guide to all propagation techniques." Plant Propagation A to Z has more than 500 photographs that illustrate both practical step-by-step propagation techniques and the plants themselves. The book introduces propagation in general and then describes the tools and methods used. There are extensive tables detailing which techniques are best suited to more than 1,000 garden plants and noting the best times for propagating. The book also includes: Annotated step-by-step color diagrams Seed, cutting and division techniques Specialized propagation methods Temperature and moisture requirements Germination time and strike rate Guidance on specific techniques for each propagation procedure Recommendations for choosing the best equipment. Easy-to-use and informative, Plant Propagation A to Z is an essential reference book and how-to guide for gardeners everywhere.

Review Quote

You haven't really gardened until you've started a new plant from seed, root or cutting. This book shows you how.

Introduction or Preface

Introduction Part One: PLANT PROPAGATION What is plant propagation? Sexual reproduction and asexual (vegetative) propagation The miracle behind vegetative propagation Deciding which method to use Timing Propagation tools Working environment Equipment Hygiene Pest and disease control Pests Diseases Careful use of sprays Table 1: General propagation methods Growing from seed Seed structure Obtaining seed Storing seed Germination and viability Starter mixes seed sowing Propagating from spores Table 2: Germination requirements Propagation by Division Rosettes, runners and offsets Herbaceous perennials Natural layering and aerial roots Suckers Rhizomes, tubers, corms and bulbs Table 3: Propagation by division Propagation by cuttings Stem cuttings Leaf cuttings Aftercare Table 4: Propagation by cuttings Less common techniques Layering Grafting Budding Root cuttings Tissue culture Part Two: TECHNIQUES FOR SOME POPULAR GARDEN ORNAMENTALS A to Z listing of specific techniques for 500 garden ornamentals Glossay Index

Product Details

Author
Geoff Bryant
Short Title
PLANT PROPAGATION A TO Z
Pages
224
Publisher
Firefly Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
1554071704
ISBN-13
9781554071708
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-10-31
Subtitle
Growing Plants for Free
Audience
General/Trade