A hardworking, step-by-step guide to the easiest, most affordable techniques for making more plants - houseplants, vegetables, flowers, and more. Whether it's driven by a passion for houseplants, a desire to grow more tomatoes, or an interest in having a garden bursting with colourful flowers, many people find themselves wanting more plants. Luckily, it's easy to make more of your favourite plants - and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting, by horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck, is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation through cuttings, layering, dividing, and more. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for beginning gardeners, houseplant fans, and anyone looking to make more of their favourite plants.
AUTHOR: Leslie F. Halleck is a dedicated horticulturist with a masters in horticulture from Michigan State University. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) via The American Society for Horticulture Science, with more than 25 years of green industry experience in research, greenhouse production, public gardens, garden center retail, landscape and design services, and gardening communications. Her work has been published in many scientific, industry, and consumer horticulture publications such as Fine Gardening, Greenhouse Management Magazine, and more. She currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, a company that provides consulting services to green industry businesses, as well as horticultural consulting.
SELLING POINTS: Halleck's writing is clear, non-technical, inviting, and fun. Full of step-by-step instructions and heavily illustrated, this is the most complete and user-friendly guide to propagation available, and it was made for beginning gardeners and houseplant fans. Propagation is an easy and inexpensive way to make more plants; readers will learn various techniques including sowing, cuttings, layering, and dividing. The best-selling books on propagation are extremely dated. With over two decades of horticultural experience and a fresh voice, Halleck is the perfect authority to write the updated guide on specific propagation techniques for houseplants, vegetables, perennials, and more. 337 colour photographs.
Format : Paperback
Language : English
Pages : 264 pages
Dimensions : H23 x W20cm
Weight : 0.9kg