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eBook Creative Propagation: A Grower's Guide ePub

by Peter Thompson

  • ISBN: 0713471182
  • Category: Gardening and Landscape Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Peter Thompson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Timber Press (1992)
  • Pages: 220
  • ePub book: 1928 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1114 kb
  • Other: azw mobi lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 253

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Creative propagation : a grower's guide. Creative propagation : a grower's guide. by. Thompson, Peter, 1931-2008.

Creative propagation : a grower's guide.

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by. Peter Thompson (Author). Practical, how-to methods of creative plant propagation are displayed in an easy-to-follow format. Line drawings, charts, and lists help explain the basic principles for propagating your own plants at home. This handy text will show you how to enjoy the benefits and rewards of making more plants.

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Practical, how-to methods of creative plant propagation are displayed in an easy-to-follow format.

There is some excellent advice on the timing of propagating activity which refers back to the opening chapter on plant behaviour.

I think it strikes a good balance between the likely abilities and time-poverty of the typical gardener and the necessary minimum work required to get some propagation going. It is also well balanced in limiting technical horticultural pernickety details whilst giving enough information to be useful. There is some excellent advice on the timing of propagating activity which refers back to the opening chapter on plant behaviour. This challenges some sacred cows of propagating, almost urban myths, which are commonly held.

Coauthors & Alternates.

Francis Frith's Wales Living Memories. ISBN 9781859374641 (978-1-85937-464-1) Hardcover, Gardners Books, 2005. Coauthors & Alternates.

Creative Propagation A Grower s Guide (Peter Thompson). The book also covers planting in shady and sunny places, choosing plants for containers and the creative use of colour for subtlety or more extrovert effects. This comprehensive book covers annuals, perennials, bulbs, trees, shrubs, and conifers, and seems to be as popular among plant enthusiasts as among growers. The author stresses that the key to propagating is understanding how plants behave and then providing optimum conditions. Propagation, pests and diseases, and growing plants for difficult areas are also included.

British book, by an expert from Kew Gardens, who then had his own Nursery. Return to the Garden Bookworm homepage.

Thompson, Peter Dr.

Comments

Perius Perius
Great book about propagation. Deals with all kinds of plants.
Qumen Qumen
Great book!
Zadora Zadora
i was hoping for more creative ways to grow things. i like to experiment and thought this would spur more creativity. it's a good basic book
Bandiri Bandiri
This text should not be purchased by someone who has never done any plant propagation before. It is too general in its explanations and very vague as to specific plant propagation. Wish I hadn't purchased this book.
Cerana Cerana
This book is a lot of writing and not a hole lot of pictures, and alittle complicated and outdated in it's material
Nahelm Nahelm
I rated this book as four-star for this two reasons:
First, because I cannot understand why this book is printed in special glossy paper, if 80% of it is mostly text. And we know how special paper adds to price and that must be the reason why this book is quite expensive for my taste.
The second reason is that for a book with this price tag, I'd expect a lot more illustrations and maybe some real pictures, instead of drawings.
Now into the the good aspects! This book is solidly written and covers all aspects of plant propagation. From trees to flowers and bulbs, etc...
There is a good section on propagation from cuttings and all the info you need to start growing plants from seeds, which were my main objectives when I bought this book.
The stratification process of seeds in the refrigerator is also covered, as well as there are some very useful instructions about how should we properly long-term store our own seeds.
As someone said before, there is a very handy chart by the end of the book, with plenty of useful information on the propagation of most of the plants you'd ever think of propagating.
As I said before, I think this book is a bit expensive and not as illustrated as I wish it was, but overall I think it is a good investment for people interested in propagating plants.
It is the kind of complete book that you will keep in your shelf and go search for answers when more doubts arise, as you get more experienced in this loving art.
If you just want to propagate some plants or maybe grow some seeds, I'd also suggest Alan Toogood's book on growing, which is more simple than this one, but on the other hand has plenty of pictures and may be easier for a beginner to follow.
Bys Bys
I am a gardener of many years who has tried propagating plants with some luck. This book is wonderful. On my first try last August (1999) I took about 30 azalea cuttings and every one of them "took". My problem now is what do I do with all of them. :) The propagation table at the end of the book (that lists plants alphabetically)is one of the best I've ever seen. It tells if a plant can be started by seed, cutting or divisions and what time of the year is best. I also did some hydrangeas (100% success) and some crepe myrtle (75%). I have already recommended this book to all my gardening friends and I recommend it to anyone who likes to be surrounded with lots of "plant babies". :)
"Creative Progagation" was just the nicest book for me the hobby Greenhouse Buff.....I have tons of books on propagating and greenhouse techniques I have gotten for gifts over the 4 years I have had my greenhouse and some I have purchased myself and this one is by far one of the TOP FAV'S of all the ones in my bookshelf I refer to all the time!!!! Great Great Book and I recommend it for anyone who has a greenhouse for a hobby.....neat good ideas!!!!!