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The plant propagator's bible

The plant propagator's bible

Author: Miranda Smith
Publisher: Emmaus, PA : Rodale, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
From the Publisher: 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Internet resource
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Miranda, 1944-
Plant propagator's bible.
Emmaus, PA : Rodale, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miranda Smith
ISBN: 9781594864483 1594864489
OCLC Number: 76261734
Notes: "A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
How to use this book --
Tools and techniques --
Propagator's Tool Kit --
Hand tools --
Equipment and supplies --
Soil mixes --
Propagation equipment --
Starting From Seed --
Seed characteristics --
Flowers and seeds --
Starting seeds --
Leaching --
Soaking --
Scarification --
Stratification --
Light --
Dark --
Relative humidity --
Temperatures --
Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels --
Life cycles and growth characteristics --
Saving seeds --
Pollination --
Harvesting and cleaning --
Storing saved seeds --
Treating seeds to prevent disease --
Working with hybrids --
Dividing Established Plants --
Good digging --
Dividing plants with fibrous root systems --
Dividing plants with fleshy or woody crowns --
Dividing suckers --
Dividing plants with rhizomes --
Dividing plants with tubers --
Dividing plants with offsets --
Dividing plants with bulbs and corms --
Scoring, sectioning, scooping, and coring bulbs --
Scaling lily bulbs --
Cuttings --
Types of cuttings --
Greenwood cuttings --
Softwood cuttings --
Semiripe cuttings --
Hardwood cuttings --
Conifer cuttings --
Cane cuttings --
Leaf petiole cuttings --
Leaf vein cuttings --
Upright leaf cuttings --
Monocot leaf cuttings --
Root cuttings --
Layering --
Tip layering --
Simple and serpentine layering --
Air layering --
Stooling or mound layering --
French layering --
Dropping --
Grafting --
Grafting with rootstocks --
Whip-and-tongue grafting --
Apical-wedge grafting and saddle grafting --
Side-wedge grafting --
Approach grafting --
Four-flap grafting --
Side-veneer grafting --
T-budding --
Chip budding --
Grafting a cactus --
Plant directory --
Glossary --
Hardiness zones --
Plant list --
Index --
Responsibility: Miranda Smith.
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Creating new plants from existing ones is one of the most rewarding aspects of gardening. This work explains the natural process and conditions in which plants grow and reproduce, and shows gardeners  Read more...


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