Science and the garden : the scientific basis of horticultural practice / edited by David S. Ingram, Daphne Vince-Prue, Peter J. Gregory
- Diversity in the plant world -- Know your plant : structure and function -- Reproduction : securing the future -- Naming plants -- Selecting and breeding plants -- Soils and roots -- Soil cultivation and fertility -- The plant's environment : light and water -- Raising plants from seed -- Propagating plants vegetatively -- Shape and size -- Colour, scent and sound in the garden -- Climate, weather and seasonal effects -- Gardening in the greenhouse -- The diversity of undesirables -- Controlling the undesirables -- Maturation, ripening and storage -- Conservation and sustainable gardening -- Gardens and the natural world -- Gardens for science.
- "Most conventional gardening books concentrate on how and when to carry out horticultural tasks such as pruning, seed sowing and taking cuttings. This book is unique in explaining in straightforward terms some of the science that underlies these practices. It is principally a book of 'Why'- Why are plants green? Why should one cut beneath a leaf node when taking cuttings? Why do plants need so much water? But it also goes on to deal with the 'How', providing rationale behind the practical advice."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9781405160636 (pbk. : alk. paper) and 1405160632 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- "Published for the Royal Horticultural Society."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Worthing Scranton copy : Gift made in memory of Andrew Maslar, Jr. : 20089.
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