The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 0942375092
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Compiled by two distinguished professors of horticulture, The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation is a must for professionals and students of horticulture. Over 1,100 species and their propagation requirements by seeds, cuttings, grafting and budding, and tissue culture are discussed in exhaustive detail. Essentially a recipe book for making more trees and shrubs, this reference is a high-level how-to.

Practical Woody Plant Propagation for Nursery Growers

Author: Bruce MacDonald
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881928402
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Gardening

An exhaustive exposition of propagating methods, from growing from seed to cuttings, grafting, layering, and tissue culture. It is based on the actual working methods of successful propagators worldwide and presents detailed explanations and illustrations of the procedures used.

Plant Propagation

Author: Alan R. Toogood
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789441160
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Gardening

Hundreds of full-color, step-by-step photographic sequences and detailed instructions introduce the appropriate propagation techniques for more than one thousand different kinds of plants, including roses, orchids, ferns, palms, grasses, vegetables, and annuals.

Plant Propagation A to Z

Author: Geoff Bryant
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1554071704
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Gardening

Presents a guide to plant propagation techniques, including from seeds, by cutting, and by division, along with information on such topics as layering, grafting, germination time, and strike rate.

Manual of Woody Landscape Plants

Author: Michael A. Dirr
Publisher: Stipes Pub Llc
ISBN: 0875637957
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Gardening

A reference guide to the identification and culture of over 1,600 species and over 7,800 cultivars of woody landscape plants. Includes bibliography, common name and scientific index.

Dirr s Hardy Trees and Shrubs

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
ISBN: 0881924040
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Gardening

This bestselling encyclopedia, illustrated with brilliant photographs, describes the best woody plants adapted to cooler climates, showing both habit and details of more than 500 species, and including some 700 additional cultivars and varieties. Brief cultural information is supplied for each plant, as well as Dirr's perceptive comments and opinions.

Secrets of plant propagation

Author: Lewis Hill
Publisher: Garden Way Publishing Company
ISBN: CORNELL:31924002793465
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Science

Techniques for those who want to discover the satisfaction of propagating. 103,000 copies in print.

Growing Trees from Seed

Author: Henry Kock
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 1554073634
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Gardening

Provides information on growing native trees, vines, and shrubs from seeds, covering such topics as how to extract a seed, treating and germinating a seed, growth rate, and transplanting.

Seeds of Woody Plants in North America

Author: James A. Young
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604691123
Release Date: 2009-06
Genre: Gardening

A greatly revised edition of Agriculture Handbook 450 issued by the US Forest Service, this A–Z encyclopedia of woody plant seeds covers 386 genera, adds more than 1,000 literature citations to the original, and treats all aspects of collection, storage, and germination.

The Manual of Plant Grafting

Author: Peter T. MacDonald
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604694635
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Genre: Gardening

This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.

Plant Tissue Culture

Author: Roberta H. Smith
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 0126503427
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

History of plant cell culture; Media components and preparation; Contamination; Callus induction; Regeneration and morphogenesis; Woody shrubs and trees; Haploid plantas from anther culture; Embryo rescue; Meristem culture for virus-free plants; In vitro propagation for commercial production of ornamentals; Agrobacterium-mediated transformation of plants.

Plants from Test Tubes

Author: John Kleyn
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604690283
Release Date: 1996-10-28
Genre: Gardening

Acclaimed since its first appearance as the most practical guide to plant tissue culture and widely adopted as a textbook, this standard work is now even better. This expanded edition introduces new developments in biotechnology, such as genetic engineering and cell culture. It provides detailed recipes for propagating plants from more than 30 families. It explains clearly how to set up a propagating laboratory, from a hobbyist's kitchen to an elaborate commercial enterprise.

Dirr s Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs

Author: Michael Dirr
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604697438
Release Date: 2016-03-17
Genre: Gardening

3500 photographs. Over 380 genera. More than 3700 species and cultivars. With Dirr's Hardy Trees and Shrubs and Dirr's Trees and Shrubs for Warm Climates, Michael Dirr set the gold standard for horticultural reference. This season, Timber Press is proud to publish his seminal work, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs, the most comprehensive visual reference on this important subject. From majestic evergreens to delicate vines and flowering shrubs, Dirr features thousands of plants and all the essential details for identification, planting, and care, plus full-color photographs showing a tree's habit in winter, distinctive bark patterns, fall color, and more. In a class by itself for its quality of information, the best researched recommendations for hardiness in the industry, beautiful photography, and Dirr's own preeminence as a master plantsman, Dirr's Encyclopedia of Trees and Shrubs is a critical addition to any garden library.

So You Want to Start a Nursery

Author: Tony Avent
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604690187
Release Date: 2003-07-11
Genre: Gardening

When Avent announced that he was quitting his job to build a specialty nursery, his former horticulture professor begged his student to reconsider, telling him he couldn't possibly make a profit "without doing something illegal." More than ten years and 20 nursery catalogs later, Avent owns a thriving national business with nearly 30 employees. He wrote So You Want to Start a Nursery to debunk myths about the ornamental-plants nursery business and what it takes to succeed, whether you're a backyard hobbyist or a wholesale grower. (And he still has a clean arrest record.) Assuming that the reader has some basic knowledge about how plants are grown, Avent focuses on the business and planning concerns of the nursery owner. While recounting humorous stories of his baptism by fire as a beginning nurseryman, Avent also provides a primer on the nursery industry as a whole, with discussions of the merits and disadvantages of retail, wholesale, mail-order, and liner operations, to name just a few. Readers of this book will obtain the tools they need to make a business plan of their own. This book is a must-read for horticulture students, industry insiders, and advanced gardeners who dream of turning their passion for plants into a job they love.