Plant Propagator's Bible
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Plant Propagator's Bible

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by Miranda Smith
     
 

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With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants—whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and budding

Creating new plants from existing ones is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. But to many, the idea of propagating plants

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With her reader-friendly, easy-to-follow directions, a veteran horticulture teacher demonstrates all the ways to cultivate new plants—whether from seed or cuttings or with techniques such as layering, grafting, and budding

Creating new plants from existing ones is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. But to many, the idea of propagating plants seems like a feat that only the most experienced gardeners can master. The Plant Propagator's Bible strips away the mystique and makes multiplying plants easy even for the novice.

Drawing on her many years as a horticulture teacher, Miranda Smith explains the natural process and conditions in which plants grow and reproduce, and shows gardeners how to use these systems to propagate any plant that grows in their garden or greenhouse—or even on their windowsill. The book features:

• an A to Z directory of more than 1,000 individual plant species—with appropriate propagation techniques for aquatics, ornamental plants, houseplants, shrubs, trees, vegetables, and wildflowers

• "What Can Go Wrong" advice for each type of plant, explaining potential problems and how to prevent or fix them

• detailed, step-by-step illustrations and annotated photographs

Including information on essential tools and equipment, this is an indispensable addition to every gardener's bookshelf.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594864483
Publisher:
Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
367,095
Product dimensions:
7.51(w) x 9.66(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

MIRANDA SMITH has been teaching horticulture for more than 30 years. Author or coauthor of 13 gardening books, including The Gardeners' Problem Solver and Your Backyard Herb Garden, she lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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APLANTLOVER More than 1 year ago
Not only does this guide show the various types of plant propagation step by step, it also mentions which of the techniques is best for many of the plants we use in our landscapes. I liked it so much that I was able to convince our Master Gardener Coordinator to include it as part of our training for new Master Gardeners. Howard Jeffries, Volusia County,Fl. Master Gardener