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Plant Propagation
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The American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation is one of those stuck-on-a-desert-island books.   All the information you could ever possibly want in order to propagate virtually any plant or tree or cactus or succulent that might be growing on said desert island is to be found somewhere between the covers of this marvelous, informative book.   If you're tired of buying many pots of expensive perennials, tuck a copy of Plant Propagation under your arm and buy one good specimen.   From that specimen, following the simple directions, make many plants.   It's the kind of skill that all grandmothers of a more distant generation seemed to have.
Still mixed up about hypogeal and epigeal germination?   The body of the book is divided into "Garden Trees," "Shrubs and Climbing Plants," "Perennials, Annuals and Biennials," "Cacti and Other Succulents," "Bulbous Plants," and "Vegetables."   Each section begins with an overview of appropriate propagation techniques: the many styles of grafting, seed saving, taking cuttings, and bulb and root division. Individual plants within each section are addressed alphabetically.   With Plant Propagation in hand, you can hybridize your own rose and name it after yourself.   The text is written to an intelligent, somewhat experienced gardening reader, and the lush illustrations are accurate and effective. --Schuyler Ingle
Creative Propagation: A Grower's Guide
by Peter Thompson
Paperback (1992)
A handy guide to all propagation techniques.    Covering all plants from annuals to bulbs to trees, the author stresses the need to understand plants' responses to conditions in the wild.   He explains all the methods of propagation, from seed propagation to grafting, illustrating many of the techniques with useful line drawings.
The Complete Book of Plant Propagation The Complete Book of Plant Propagation
by Charles Heuser, Richard Bird
Hardcover (1997)
A practical step-by-step reference on the art of reproducing garden plants. Each chapter is devoted to an individual plant group, including trees, shrubs, alpines, and water plants. Written in an accessible style by a team of experts, this essential gardening guide is illustrated with more than 600 color photos and drawings.
Secrets of Plant Propagation: Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants Secrets of Plant Propagation:
Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants

by Lewis Hill
Paperback (1985)
Keys to starting your own plants.    Chosen by the American Horticulture Society as one of the 75 best American garden Books. You'll be amazed at the results of plant propagation: Grow your own Christmas trees, raise the best tomatoes, start your own shrubs, present beautiful houseplants as gifts, even create your own orchard.  Step-by-step techniques including starting plants from seeds and cuttings, dividing, layering, and grafting.
The New Seed Starter's Handbook
by Nancy. Bubel
Paperback (1988)
The best book on seeds I've seen!   If you want to learn how to start your own plants from seed, this is the book to own! The author covers all the variables of seed culture.   I had tried to grow plants from seed before and failed. With this book I have had success after success.   There is also a good section on saving your own seeds.   If you're a do-it-yourselfer who is less than thrilled with the variety of plant choices available at the local nursery, this is the book for you!
A reader from San Jose, CA, 1999
The Complete Book of Plant Propagation The Complete Book of Plant Propagation
by Graham Clarke, Alan Toogood
Paperback (1992)
Paper reprint of a reference first published in 1991.   Detailed text covers the history of plant propagation, a study of recent developments, and specific instruction on techniques such as seed sowing undercover, raising plants from spores, through to grafting, budding, and micropropagation.   About half the book comprises plant entries with specific techniques detailed.   Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Taylor's Easy Plant Propagation Taylor's Easy Plant Propagation
by Nancy Ondra, Barbara Ellis
Paperback (1998)
There are few things in gardening more satisfying than turning one plant into many.   In this book, gardeners can learn all the techniques of easy propagation, including growing plants from seeds, multiplying your stock by dividing clumps, taking cuttings to start, layering, and more. "Taylor's Guides are the best, most authoritative guides on the market". -- GARDEN DESIGN.

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