Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants

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Plant Propagation?

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.

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Overview


Plant Propagation?

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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"…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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882663708
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/2/1985
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 401,639
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.94 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.

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Table of Contents


Introduction

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 & Nuts

Chapter X Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Chapter XI Herbaceous Plants

Appendix

Glossary

IndeX

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