Principles of Horticulture

Front Cover
Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Science - 396 pages
0 Reviews

This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking an RHS course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener.

Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains the principles that underlie the cultivation of flowers, fruits, vegetables, turf and ornamental planting in the outdoors and in protected culture. It has a wide breadth of coverage, from the subject’s more commercial aspects, through to matters of the garden and allotment, with the latest information on conservation, practical propagation techniques, and garden design. With highlighted definitions and key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Horticulture in context
1
Climate and microclimate
27
Classification and naming
47
Plant cells and tissues
61
External characteristics of the plant
71
Plant reproduction
81
Plant growth
91
Transport in the plant
103
Horticultural pests
169
Horticultural diseases and disorders
209
Plant protection
235
Physical properties of soil
277
Soil organic matter
301
Soil water
321
Soil pH
337
Plant nutrition
347

Pollination and fertilization
111
Plant development
121
Plant propagation
135
Weeds and other wild plants
149
Alternatives to growing in soil
365
Index
379
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information