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Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers

Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers

Hardback

By (author) Harry R. Phillips

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  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Format: Hardback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 220mm x 290mm x 30mm | 853g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1985
  • Publication City/Country: Chapel Hill
  • ISBN 10: 0807816485
  • ISBN 13: 9780807816486
  • Illustrations note: 330ill.(30col.).

Product description

This book, the most complete and expert treatment of wild flower propagation and cultivation to date, offers a sure approach to gardening with native plants while practicing good conservation. Based on ten years of pioneering research at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, "Growing and Propagating Wild Flowers" features practical, easy-to-follow methods for raising native plants from seeds, cuttings, and divisions specific instructions on the propagation and cultivation of plants representing nearly 100 genera of wild flowers, carnivorous plants, and ferns more than 250 illustrations, including 32 color photographs and 3 sample design plans for a perennial border For each species treated, the author includes descriptions of growth habits, flowers, fruits and seeds outstanding ornamental characteristics, flowering and fruiting times detailed directions on the collection, cleaning, storage, and germination of seed information on cultivation and use in the home landscape notes on related species and their propagation The native plants cited as examples are found primarily in the eastern United States. The propagation and handling techniques, however, will be useful throughout the temperate areas of the country.

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