Filling these pages are close-up photos of plants at every stage of life and in every variety--pinecones, dried seed pods, root and stem cuttings, ripe fruits, and lush flowers show off their unique shapes and colors everywhere you look. Specific techniques are outlined with both photos and text; from the spore prints of ferns to the nicking of hard-shelled seeds, you'll learn exactly how to tackle every aspect of creating new plants. Careful attention is paid in the text to the timing of taking different types of cuttings from different plants, and these practical details will hopefully help curb any urgent desire to play Johnny Appleseed with your favorite wildflowers until the season is exactly right. Special projects like hardwood cutting and involving children in plant propagation have small sections devoted to them; the African violet project for youngsters is a fascinating introduction, and only slightly more involved than that old carrot-top-in-a-dish-of-water project. For serious gardeners who enjoy plants for more than their pretty flowers and attractive shapes, this combination of science and beauty will supply both inspiration and information. --Jill Lightner --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Based on years of personal research, Making More Plants is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step. In clear, nspirational language Ken takes the mystery out of seemingly complex practices such as seed conditioning, bulb division, leaf and stem cutting, grafting, and more. Whether focusing on techniques as easy as creating multiple plants from a single perennial using a common kitchen knife or on more complicated practices such as air layering, Ken's advice will inspire both novice and experienced gardeners to turn their homes and gardens into personal nurseries.
Supplementing the text and photographs is a comprehensive appendix charting methods for propagating more than 700 different plants, listed by both common and Latin names, an invaluable resource unmatched by even the most thorough of propagation manuals.
Straightforward advice, gorgeous photographs, and Ken's own engaging voice all combine to make Making More Plants an indispensable guide for every passionate gardener and plant lover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is everything you ever wanted to know about starting plants. It is easy to understand and the author takes you through step by step. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Apache Pearl
Propagating has been a joy for me for years,but I was able to find so much in this book that I had not known or been able to discover in the past. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Polly
This is a great book with some very useful and helpful propagating tips. I am now scouring the neighborhood looking for trees, bushes, and plants that I want to propagate!!Published 2 months ago by Laura Marusa
The book had great illustrations and explained clearly how to propagate plants. It is a great resource book and has a lot of information in it.Published 6 months ago by Ann L Otto
I have had the hardcover book for a long time, and wanted to get an electronic version for more portability. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Eileen Schwab
This is a magnificent book, filled with hundreds of colour pictures- both large an small- to illustrate the topic of propagation. Read morePublished 9 months ago by george mills
I dragged this book all the way to Costa Rica and back and read a great deal of it on the plane. It's a little large formatted for this purpose, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Martha D.