Let's Propagate!: A plant propagation manual for Australia

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Allen & Unwin, Feb 1, 2012 - Gardening - 288 pages
If you're a gardener who buys everything from the standard and limited nursery range, then you are missing out on one of the most satisfying of all human endeavours - propagating your own plants. Let's Propagate is for anyone interested in hands-on propagation in Australia, either professionally or in the home garden.

The book is a marvellous gardening companion for suburban gardeners who crave a creative element amidst the weeding, mowing and pruning; gardeners who are frustrated after trying to adapt imported and inappropriate information to local conditions; gardeners in search of Australian varietals; recreational gardeners and professional propagators alike who wish to be abreast of new techniques and research to stimulate germination in many difficult-to-propagate Australian plants; those who wish to expand the range of plants currently available to them; and anyone who wishes to experience the joy of fostering and nurturing new life.

Gardening media personality and avid propagator, Angus Stewart, takes us from the first principles to the latest sophisticated techniques. His infectious passion for his subject will make you yearn to get out there to create landscapes and gardens, grow trees, or perhaps help revive endangered species.
 

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Contents

1 The Basics of Plant Propagation
1
2 Sex Cells
6
3 Propagation in the Home Garden
12
4 Propagation by Seed
30
5 Stem Cuttings
63
6 Leaf Cuttings
82
7 Root Cuttings
89
8 Layering
93
12 Stock Plant Management
153
13 Environmental Control
166
14 Other Issues in Plant Propagation
178
Colour plates 1 to 46
1
Smoke and Seed Germination
194
Propagation of Commonly Encountered Plants
206
Suppliers of Propagation Accessories
269
Further Reading
272

9 Division and Separation
103
10 Budding and Grafting
114
11 Plant Tissue Culture or Micropropagation
130
Index
275
Acknowledgements
282
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About the author (2012)

Angus Stewart is ABC TV's 'Gardening Australia's' NSW-based presenter. He is a regular contributor to Gardening Australia magazine. He is also a regular on Simon Marnie's Saturday morning radio gardening talkback segment. He is Australia's leading authority on the propagation of Australian plants and new Australian cultivars. His previous books include Gardening on the Wild Side; Australian Natives for Year Round Colour and Creating an Australian Garden.

All QR codes in the book have been tested and were working at the time of going to press. However, should you experience difficulty accessing the site, the URL printed underneath each code will take you directly to Angus Stewart's YouTube videos.

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