Plants for Free!: a New Zealand Guide to Plant Propagation

Author(s): Andrew Maloy

Propagation & Breeding | Plants - Other

Gardening is the most popular hobby in the world and gardeners the most sociable and generous of people, only too happy to pass on a few seeds and cuttings of this and that. But how often do your seedlings fail to thrive or your cuttings, stuck hopefully into the ground, fail to develop successfully? Often it seems the only way to obtain a desirable plant is to visit the nearest garden center--and you always come home with more than you intended to buy! This book will help you find an alternative to buying all your new plants. It describes basic, commercially proven methods of plant propagation that take advantage of modern horticultural research and developments, and it gives details of the best methods for reproducing over 600 specific plants. With some simple, inexpensive equipment, a little patience and some practice, a whole new range of possibilities will open up for you. Learning how to raise your own plants from seeds or cuttings and discovering the nurseryman's techniques of grafting, layering and division will not only save you money but could well develop into a new and absorbing hobby--and a beautifully planted garden.

Good copy, some discoloured pages and slightly faded cover. Hard to find.


1994 reprint Shoal Bay Press paperback


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780908704163
  • : Random House New Zealand
  • : Shoal Bay Press
  • : February 1993
  • : 240mm X 176mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 136
  • : B&W Illustrations
  • : Andrew Maloy
  • : Paperback
  • : 2
  • : en