The Gardener s A Z Guide to Growing Flowers from Seed to Bloom

Author: Eileen Powell
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580175173
Format: PDF, Docs
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A comprehensive, richly illustrated reference on how to grow plants from seed provides everything a gardener needs to know about germinating, growing, and cultivating more than five hundred different types of flowering plants, furnishing essential information on light, soil, spacing requirements, climate, general plant care, and propagation, with quick-reference charts covering more than one thousand species. Original.

From Seed to Bloom

Author: Eileen Powell
Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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A Gardener's Easy Reference Guide to Growing more than 500 Flowers and Herbs from Seed -- It's Simple and Fun When You Know How! Plant by plant, From Seed to Bloom is a one-stop reference -- containing everything you need to know in order to germinate and grow more than 500 genera of flowering plants. Each plant entry includes such essential information as hardiness zones, directions for sowing seeds indoors and out, spacing, and germination time and requirements. From Seed to Bloom also covers: -- When to transplant seedlings outdoors -- Light and soil requirements -- Propagation techniques -- General plant care -- Flowering season -- How to encourage blooms From Seed to Bloom puts all the information gardeners need most into one handbook -- no more searching a variety of books, seed catalogs, and old seed packets for essential instructions. The advantages of germinating seeds yourself are many: Growing from seed is usually less expensive than buying mature plants, especially for mass plantings. Germinating and growing the plants yourself ensures that your plants are as healthy as possible. Also, unusual, exotic, or marginally hardy plants that are often unavailable at nurseries may be obtainable in the form of seed. From Seed to Bloom helps you grow the flowering plants that you see in magazines but can never find.

The Gardener s A Z Guide to Growing Organic Food

Author: Tanya L. K. Denckla
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781580173704
Format: PDF
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A single-volume reference for organic food gardening is arranged in an A-to-Z format that covers planting, watering, fertilizing, harvesting, storing, working in a greenhouse, and preventing and combating plant diseases and garden pests. Original.

Flower Breeding and Genetics

Author: Neil O. Anderson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402065699
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Flowers are essential crops which beautify interiorscapes, outdoor landscapes and enhance human health. Floriculture is one of the fastest-growing sectors of commercial agriculture world-wide with many highly profitable crops. Such a diversity of new and domesticated flower crops is created by public and private sector flower breeders. This book provides a unique and valuable resource on the many issues and challenges facing flower breeders, as well as the industry at-large. In this volume, the first comprehensive assemblage of its kind, a team of 32 international authorities has contributed to make this book a ‘must-have’ reference to research and develop flower crops for the 21st century consumers. Part 1 of this book (flower breeding program issues) contains unique features of interest to horticultural professionals and students, include coverage of plant protection strategies, cultivar trialing methodology, germplasm collection/preservation, preventing invasiveness, and other timely topics. The collective body of knowledge for 24 flower crops (Part 2: Crop-specific Breeding and Genetics) represents the in-depth science and art of breeding technology available for bedding plants, flowering potted plants, cut flowers, and herbaceous perennials. Each author provides crop-specific history, evolution, biology, taxonomy, state-of-the-art breeding/genetics, classical/molecular technologies, species traits, interspecific hybridization, and directions for future development/enhancement.

Annuals Perennials and Bulbs

Author: Anne Halpin
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580110686
Format: PDF, Docs
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Lavishly illustrated with portraits of over 100 flowering plants and filled with instructional techniques and tips. More than 700 color photos and illustrations.

Gardening Indoors with Soil and Hydroponics

Author: George F. Van Patten
Publisher: Van Patten Pub
ISBN: 9781878823328
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Simple cultivation solutions make this book appealing both to novice and seasoned gardners, who will discover how to achieve the best yields with limited space and a small budget. More than 670 full-colour photos, drawings, charts and graphs illustrate every detail of this authoritative easy-to-understand book.

The Cultural History of Plants

Author: Sir Ghillean Prance
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135958106
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This valuable reference will be useful for both scholars and general readers. It is both botanical and cultural, describing the role of plant in social life, regional customs, the arts, natural and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration and covers all aspects of plant cultivation and migration. The text includes an explanation of plant names and a list of general references on the history of useful plants.

Niki Jabbour s Veggie Garden Remix

Author: Niki Jabbour
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1612126707
Format: PDF, Docs
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Avid vegetable gardeners will love the challenge to shake up their routine with 224 intriguing plants. Many are favorites from cultures around the globe. All offer exciting flavors and textures and novel colors and shapes.