Botany for Gardeners

Author: Brian Capon

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692537

Category: Science

Page: 268

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“An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor.” —Bloomsbury Review What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners. Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant's point of view. Now in its third edition, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.

Botany for Gardeners

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926552

Category: Gardening

Page: 239

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Presents an introduction to the science of botany written specifically for gardeners and horticulturists, focusing on flowering plants or angiosperms, the largest group in the plant kingdom, and gymnosperms, plants that produce seeds in the open spaces of cones.

RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained & Explored

Author: The Royal Horticultural Society

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1784725064

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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'Clever... valuable introduction to the study of plant science.' - Gardeners Illustrated RHS Botany for Gardeners is more than just a useful reference book on the science of botany and the language of horticulture - it is a practical, hands-on guide that will help gardeners understand how plants grow, what affects their performance, and how to get better results. Illustrated throughout with beautiful botanical prints and simple diagrams, RHS Botany for Gardeners provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and show how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice. For easy navigation, the book is divided into thematic chapters covering everything from Plant Pests, and further subdivided into useful headings such as 'Seed Sowing' and 'Pruning'. 'Botany in Action' boxes provide instantly accessible practical tips and advice, and feature spreads profile the remarkable individuals who collected, studied and illustrated the plants that we grow today. Aided by this book, gardeners will unlock the wealth of information that lies within the intriguing world of botanical science - and their gardens will thrive as a result. This is the perfect gift for any gardener. Contents Includes... The Plant kingdom Growth, Form and Function Inner Workings Reproduction The Beginning of Life External Factors Pruning Botany and the Senses Pest, Diseases and Disorders Botanists and Botanical Illustration ... And Much More!

Botany for Gardeners - With Chapters on Plant Structure, Plant Breeding and the Life of the Germinating Seedling

Author: Frederick W. Keeble

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473353432

Category: Gardening

Page: 69

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“Botany for Gardeners” is a classic guide to gardening aimed at the serious gardener and green-fingered enthusiast. It includes a wealth of useful and interesting botanical information coupled with beautiful diagrams and illustrations, making it a must-read for those with an interest in the science of gardening and plant propagation. This volume would make for a fantastic addition to gardening collections collection and is not to be missed by budding botanists. Contents include: “The Vegetable Kingdom”, “The Flowering Plant”, “Plant Breeding”, “Mendellian Characters”, “Variegation”, “Doubleness in Stocks”, “Plant Nutrition and Plant Structure”, “The Life of the Germinating Seedling”, “The Living Plant in Relation to External Conditions”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on the history of gardening.


Practical Botany for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022609409X

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what’s really going on in your garden. Practical Botany for Gardeners provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you’ll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines “lateral buds” and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them. The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. “Great Botanists” and “Botany in Action” boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany. Part handbook, part reference, Practical Botany for Gardeners is a beautifully captivating read. It’s a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Crows Nest

ISBN: 9781743317228

Category: Botanists

Page: 224

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Over 3,000 botanical terms explored and explained. An accessible, informative, and beautifully illustrated guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants.

Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527668098

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Von der Wurzel bis zum Blatt – alles, was die Botanik zu bieten hat Ohne Pflanzen wäre das Leben des Menschen auf der Erde undenkbar – sie dienen als Nahrung, Sauerstoffund Energielieferant, Baustoff und Heilmittel. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen einen umfassenden und leicht verständ - lichen Überblick über die Botanik, von den zellbiologischen Grundlagen über die verschiedenen Pflanzen - gewebe und -strukturen bis hin zu Physiologie, Genetik, Systematik und Ökologie. Themen wie Biodiversität, Biotechnologie und die Bedeutung von Pflanzen für den Menschen runden das Buch ab. So ist Allgemeine Botanik für Dummies das Richtige für Sie – egal ob Sie studieren oder sich einfach für Botanik interessieren.

Plant Families

A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

Author: Ross Bayton,Simon Maughan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022652308X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Most of us think of plants as belonging to one big family, but they don't. There are actually hundreds of different plant families, which botanists have grouped together using what they know of their family histories and genealogy, to bring some sense and order to more than quarter of million different plant species. Using this knowledge, we can teach ourselves to see similarities of characteristics between plants and get a pretty good idea of which family they belong to. GENEALOGY FOR GARDERNERS presents the enormous diversity shown by the many families of plants in a way that is easy to understand, whether one's interest lies in natural history or with horticulture. The superb illustrations make it exceptionally attractive and accessible book. Information boxes on most pages highlight interesting facts, unexpected relationships, botanical curiosities, and notable members of plant family groups. Readers can make sense of the enormous biological diversity of the plant kingdom, by piecing together family likenesses and genealogical connections.

The Brother Gardeners

Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446439569

Category: History

Page: 384

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One January morning in 1734, cloth merchant Peter Collinson hurried down to the docks at London's Custom House to collect cargo just arrived from John Bartram in the American colonies. But it was not bales of cotton that awaited him, but plants and seeds... Over the next forty years, Bartram would send hundreds of American species to England, where Collinson was one of a handful of men who would foster a national obsession and change the gardens of Britain forever: Philip Miller, author of the bestselling Gardeners Dictionary; the Swede Carl Linnaeus, whose standardised botanical nomenclature popularised botany; the botanist-adventurer Joseph Banks and his colleague Daniel Solander who both explored the strange flora of Tahiti and Australia on Captain Cook's Endeavour. This is the story of these men - friends, rivals, enemies, united by a passion for plants. Set against the backdrop of the emerging empire and the uncharted world beyond, The Brother Gardeners tells the story how Britain became a nation of gardeners.

Plants

Food, Medicine, and the Green Earth

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143812967X

Category: Botany

Page: 241

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Explores the research conducted by philosophers, botanists, and scientists over centuries that resulted in the emergent fields of botany, plant sociology, ecology, and biodiversity.

Dictionary Of British And Irish Botanists And Horticulturists Including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers

Author: Ray Desmond

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780850668438

Category: Science

Page: 900

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Over the past four centuries botanists and gardeners in the British Isles have gathered, maintained and propagated many varying species of plants. Their work has been documented in innumerable books and articles which are often difficult to trace. The Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturalists represents a time-saving reference source for those who wish to discover more about the lives and achievements of the horticulturalists listed. The dictionary's utility comes not only from indicating the major publications of the named authors, but also the location of their herbaria and manuscripts.; The previous 1977 edition of the Dictionary has for many years been a much used source of information for botanists, botanic artists and archivists. In this revised edition the scope has been expanded to include among its 13,000 entries flower painters in addition to botanical artists over 1400 entries and, for the first time, garden designers.; Finally the Dictionary should have international appeal since so many botanists and gardeners worked on collective plants overseas, in particular in North America and the British Commonwealth.; Each entry gives, wherever possible, details of dates and places of birth and death, educational qualifications, professional posts, honours and awards, publications, location of plant collections, manuscripts, drawings and portraits. Its main function, however, is to provide further biographical references to books and periodicals. Comprehensive classified indices facilitate access by professions and activities, countries, and plant interests.

Gardener’s Guide to Botany

A Basic Botanical Guide for Gardeners

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1301793140

Category: Gardening

Page: 171

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Gardener’s Guide to Botany is a comprehensive guide on the propagation, storage, collection and germination of flower and vegetable seeds. The guide also contains a wealth of botanical information about plant roots, leaves, flowers and stems. Written by a gardener for gardeners Gardener’s Guide to Botany contains the full contents of Gardener’s Guide to Flowers, Gardener’s Guide to Stems, Gardener’s Guide to Roots, Gardener’s Guide to Seeds and Gardener’s Guide to Leaves. basics, seed, propagation, plant, biology

Homesteading in the 21st Century

How One Family Created a More Sustainable, Self-sufficient, and Satisfying Life

Author: George Nash,Jane Waterman

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600852963

Category: House & Home

Page: 410

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A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.

Gardeners' Guide To Leaves

A Basic Botany Guide to the Leaf

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1301821519

Category: Gardening

Page: 34

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Gardeners' Guide To Leaves is a basic gardener’s botany guide to the plant leaf. The leaves of the plant are essential to its survival as they gather sunlight and turn it into food for the plant. This botany guide serves as a handbook to the plant leaf and introduction to basic botany. Use it to learn about the plant leaves that the plant depends upon for survival. Gardeners' Guide To Leaves is a beginner’s guide to the structure of the plant leaf. It covers its function and includes many of the different kinds of specialized leaves. biology, plant, basics, botanical,

Gardeners' Guide to Flowers

A Basic Botany Handbook About Flowers for the Gardener

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1301311367

Category: Gardening

Page: 37

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Flowering plants are one of the most successful classes of organisms on earth, appearing from the Arctic to the tropics. The Gardeners' Guide to Flowers supplies gardeners with basic botanical information about the biology and life cycle of the flower. biology, life cycle, basics, botanical



Design trifft Natur

Die modernen Gärten des Piet Oudolf

Author: Piet Oudolf,Noël Kingsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783800179602

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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Gardeners Guide to the Perennial Alyssum

Great Plant for the Rock and Perennial Garden

Author: Paul R. Wonning

Publisher: Mossy Feet Books

ISBN: 1301742864

Category: Gardening

Page: 22

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Brilliant yellow blossoms and evergreen foliage make perennial alyssum a must have plant for every perennial flower or rock garden. Written for gardeners by a gardener Gardener’s Guide to Perennial Alyssum relates how to grow this beautiful perennial flower successfully. From seed to cuttings to division, learn how to propagate this wonderful perennial plant. how to, plant, flower