Botany for Gardeners


Author: Brian Capon

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692537

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 7014

“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

View: 8656

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

View: 2473

'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

View: 6939

“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

View: 4324

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.

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

View: 7889

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

The Brother Gardeners

Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession


Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446439569

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 6436

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.

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

View: 9054

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

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

View: 8379

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,