Practical Techniques for Ornamentals, Vegetables, and Fruit

Author: Peter T. MacDonald

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604694637

Category: Gardening

Page: 232

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This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.
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Author: Robert John Garner

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358482X

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 9860

Presents a detailed guide to the best methods for grafting plants and trees and outlines the ways to repair and improve bad grafts.
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A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals

Author: WJ Lewis,DMcE Alexander

Publisher: Landlinks Press

ISBN: 0643098992

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 2897

Grafting and Budding: A Practical Guide for Fruit and Nut Plants and Ornamentals is an updated and expanded version of Grafting and Budding Fruit and Nut Trees and now includes the grafting of ornamental plants. It is a comprehensive and clearly written, practical guide to all of the grafting and budding techniques any professional or home gardener is likely to need. The book begins with a brief history of the subject, explains how grafting works and shows why it is now the preferred technique for propagating most commercial plants. It then describes the basics of budding, grafting and multi-grafting and presents step-by-step instructions for making the special cuts used in grafting and budding. Advice is also given on the selection of scion wood, the preparation of rootstocks and the after-care of grafted plants. The methods of budding and grafting are explained in fine detail, including T-budding, chip budding and patch budding, the splice graft, wedge graft, whip and tongue graft, side graft, bark graft and approach graft, the grafting of herbaceous plants and machine bench grafting. More than 60 sketches and photographs are included to help illustrate various aspects of the skill of grafting. New to this edition are sections covering the preferred methods of propagation for Australian natives such as eucalypts, banksias, hakeas and grevilleas; cacti; conifers; general deciduous ornamentals; black passionfruit; roses and tomatoes, making it an indispensable addition to any avid gardener’s bookshelf.
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Author: Miranda Smith

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association

ISBN: 9780276444135

Category: Plant propagation

Page: 192

View: 3994

"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."--The publisher.
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How to Increase the Number of Plants in Your Home and Garden by Division, Grafting, Layering, Cuttings, Bulbs and Tubers, Sowing Seeds and Spores

Author: Montague Free

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 253

View: 2041

Step-by-step instructions accompanied by photographs introduce the procedures involved in grafting, layering, and cutting
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starting your own flowers, vegetables, fruits, berries, shrubs, trees and houseplants

Author: Lewis Hill

Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 8469

Techniques for those who want to discover the satisfaction of propagating. 103,000 copies in print.
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Author: Bruce MacDonald

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881928402

Category: Gardening

Page: 669

View: 7603

An exhaustive exposition of propagating methods, from growing from seed to cuttings, grafting, layering, and tissue culture. It is based on the actual working methods of successful propagators worldwide and presents detailed explanations and illustrations of the procedures used.
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Author: Alan R. Toogood

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 9780789441164

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 430

Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.
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An Introduction to Micropropagation

Author: John Kleyn,Lydiane Kyte

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690286

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

View: 5098

Acclaimed since its first appearance as the most practical guide to plant tissue culture and widely adopted as a textbook, this standard work is now even better. This expanded edition introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture. It provides detailed recipes for propagating plants from more than 30 families. It explains clearly how to set up a propagating laboratory, from a hobbyist's kitchen to an elaborate commercial enterprise.
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A Quick Reference Guide to 4000 Garden Plants

Author: Allen J. Coombes

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604691964

Category: Gardening

Page: 312

View: 7516

Botanical names can be baffling to even the most experienced gardener. But a plant's botanical name is more than just a handy label—it can tell a plant's country of origin, the shape of its leaves, the color of its petals, and much more. The A to Z of Plant Names clears the confusion and allows every gardener to name plants with confidence. This comprehensive yet handy guide features the botanic names of the plants that gardeners really grow. Additional information includes suggested pronunciation, the common name, the derivation of the scientific name, the number of species currently accepted, the type of plant and the distribution. The A to Z of Plant Names helps demystify names, provides readers with the intriguing background information to naming conventions, and empowers gardeners everywhere to feel confident about naming plants.
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Author: Dorothy J. Callaway,M. Brett Callaway

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690941

Category: Gardening

Page: 359

View: 7472

Breeding plants to encourage specific traits is usual in agriculture but less common in ornamental horticulture. Daffodils, daylilies, hostas, lilacs, magnolias, and rhododendrons are among the 15 subjects covered by experts in the field. This book is only available through print on demand. All interior art is black and white.
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Author: Tony Avent

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604690186

Category: Gardening

Page: 340

View: 3508

When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love.
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13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585176

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 913

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.
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An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

Author: Adrian D. Bell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 088192850X

Category: Gardening

Page: 431

View: 5830

The diverse external shapes and structures that make up flowering plants can be bewildering and even daunting, as can the terminology used to describe them. An understanding of plant form-plant morphology-is essential to appreciating the wonders of the plant world and to the study of botany and horticulture at every level. In this ingeniously designed volume, the complex subject becomes both accessible and manageable. The first part of the book describes and clearly illustrates the major plant structures that can be seen with the naked eye or a hand lens: leaf, root, stem, reproductive organs, and seedlings; special sections focus on vegetative propagation, and the morphology of grasses, orchids, and cacti. However, plants are dynamic organisms, constantly growing, changing, and becoming more elaborate, and understanding the development of a plant or plant part is as important as describing its final form. Part II focuses on how plants grow: bud development, the growth of reproductive organs, leaf arrangement, branching patterns, and the accumulation and loss of structures. This classic book, now revised and expanded to include the latest information on plant morphology, more than 1000 exquisite line drawings including 119 that are new to this edition, and nearly twice as many photographs as the previous edition, is remarkable for its user-friendly organization, high-quality illustrations, and extensive cross-referencing. Aimed at students of botany and horticulture, enthusiastic gardeners and amateur naturalists, it functions as an illustrated dictionary, a basic course in plant morphology, and an intriguing and enlightening book to dip into.
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Author: Peter Thompson

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926811

Category: Gardening

Page: 359

View: 2701

A classic among practical gardening guides, this reference has been thoroughly revised and updated, making it even more valuable to gardeners. This thorough, handy text will show you how to enjoy the benefits and rewards of making more plants.
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From Seed to Tissue Culture

Author: Michael Dirr,Charles W. Heuser

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9781604690040

Category: Science

Page: 410

View: 7486

A practical working guide to the propagation of over 1100 species, varieties and cultivars.
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Author: Larry Southwick

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9780882662091

Category: Gardening

Page: 32

View: 2902

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
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From Seed to Tissue Culture : a Practical Working Guide to the Propagation of Over 1100 Species, Varieties and Cultivars

Author: Michael Dirr,Charles W. Heuser

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9780942375091

Category: Science

Page: 410

View: 4918

Compiled by two distinguished professors of horticulture, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation is a must for professionals and students of horticulture. Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and budding, and tissue culture are discussed in exhaustive detail. Essentially a recipe book for making more trees and shrubs, this reference is a high-level how-to.
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