Introductory Horticulture

Introductory Horticulture

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This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables users to measure their progress. This book includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. It provides a thorough introduction to the world of horticulture. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens for the more adventuresome gardener.
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  • Hardback | 560 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 27.94mm | 1,360.77g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0766815676
  • 9780766815674

Table of contents

Section 1: Horticulture: An Introduction, Unit 1- Exploring the Horticulture Field, Unit 2- Plant Taxonomy: How Plants Are Named. Section 2: Plant Science, Unit 3- Parts of the Plant and Their Functions, Unit 4- Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growth, Unit 5- Growth Stimulants, Retardants, and Rooting Hormones. Section 3: Plant Propagation, Unit 6- Seeds, Unit 7- Softwood and Semi-hardwood Cuttings, and Micropropagation, Unit 8- Hardwood Cuttings, Unit 9- Separation and Division, Unit 10- Grafting, Unit 11- Budding, Unit 12- Layering. Section 4: Greenhouse Management and Crops, Unit 13- Poinsetties, Unit 14- Chrysanthemums, Unit 15- Easter Lilies. Section 5: Integrated Pest Management, Unit 16- Integrated Pest Management and the Biological Control of Pest and Diseases, Unit 17- The Safe Use of Pesticides, Unit 18- Insecticides, Unit 19- Fungicides, Rodenticides, Molluscicides, and Nematocides, Unit 20- Herbicides. Section 6: Container-Grown Plants, Unit 21- Terrariums, Unit 22- The Art of Bonsai, Unit 23- The Interior Landscape: Houseplants and Plantscaping, Unit 24- Shrubs and Trees. Section 7: Using Plants in the Landscape, Unit 25- Annual Bedding Plants, Unit 26- Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Vines, Bamboo, and Prairie Gardens, Unit 27- Narrowleaf Evergreens, Unit 28- Broadleaf Evergreens, Unit 29- Deciduous Trees, Unit 30- Deciduous Shrubs, Unit 31-Ground Covers, Unit 32- Bulbs, Unit 33- Techniques of Pruning, Unit 34- Principles of Landscaping, Maintenance, Xeriscaping and Water Gardens. Section 8: Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance, Unit 35- Establishing the Lawn, Unit 36- Maintaining the Lawn, Unit 37- Renovation the Lawn. Section 9: The Vegetable Garden, Unit 38- Planning and Preparing the Garden Site, Unit 39- Planting the Vegetable Garden, Unit 40- Caring for the Vegetable Garden, Unit 41- Favorite Garden Vegetables and Herbs. Section 10: The Small Fruit Garden, Unit 42- Strawberries, Unit 43- Blueberries, Unit 44- The Bramble Fruits, Unit 45- Grapes. Section 11: Holiday Crafts and Floral Designs, Unit 46- Wreaths and Door Swags, Unit 47- Creating Holiday Centerpieces, Unit 48- Creating Bows for Floral Designs, Unit 49- Floral Designs, Unit 50- Corsages and Boutonnieres. Glossary. Appendix. Index.
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