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Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free
Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Geoff Bryant
Audience: Trade
Specs: 500 color photographs and illustrations, charts, tables, glossary, index
Pages: 224
Trim Size: 7 1/2" x 10"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 20061009
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Plant Propagation A to Z: Growing Plants for Free

Practical and illustrated by step-by-step techniques, this book covers all types of plant propagation: seeds, cuttings and division as well as layering, grafting and growing from spores. Extensive tables detail specifics for more than 1,000 garden plants.

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.

Bio:

Geoff Bryant is a plant propagator and hybridizer with 25 years of experience in this field. He is a fulltime garden writer and photographer and has written or contributed to a dozen gardening books.

Preface:

Introduction

Part One: PLANT PROPAGATION

  1. What is plant propagation?
    • Sexual reproduction and asexual (vegetative) propagation
    • The miracle behind vegetative propagation
    • Deciding which method to use
    • Timing
  2. Propagation tools
    • Working environment
    • Equipment
    • Hygiene
  3. Pest and disease control
    • Pests
    • Diseases
    • Careful use of sprays
    • Table 1: General propagation methods
  4. Growing from seed
    • Seed structure
    • Obtaining seed
    • Storing seed
    • Germination and viability
    • Starter mixes
    • seed sowing
    • Propagating from spores
    • Table 2: Germination requirements
  5. 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
  6. Propagation by cuttings
    • Stem cuttings
    • Leaf cuttings
    • Aftercare
    • Table 4: Propagation by cuttings
  7. 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

TOC:

Introduction

Part One: PLANT PROPAGATION

  1. What is plant propagation?
    • Sexual reproduction and asexual (vegetative) propagation
    • The miracle behind vegetative propagation
    • Deciding which method to use
    • Timing
  2. Propagation tools
    • Working environment
    • Equipment
    • Hygiene
  3. Pest and disease control
    • Pests
    • Diseases
    • Careful use of sprays
    • Table 1: General propagation methods
  4. Growing from seed
    • Seed structure
    • Obtaining seed
    • Storing seed
    • Germination and viability
    • Starter mixes
    • seed sowing
    • Propagating from spores
    • Table 2: Germination requirements
  5. 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
  6. Propagation by cuttings
    • Stem cuttings
    • Leaf cuttings
    • Aftercare
    • Table 4: Propagation by cuttings
  7. 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

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