Botany for Gardeners

Author: N.A

Publisher: Timber Press (OR)

ISBN: 9780881926552

Category: Gardening

Page: 239

View: 859

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.

Botany for Gardeners

Third Edition

Author: Brian Capon

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692537

Category: Science

Page: 268

View: 7025

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

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: 9378

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

View: 4215

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.

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: 70

View: 7153

A book containing a wealth of information about botany aimed at the gardener. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and diagrams. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored

Author: Lorraine Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022600919X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5319

Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.

California Master Gardener Handbook, 2nd Edition

Author: Dennis Pittenger

Publisher: UCANR Publications

ISBN: 1601078579

Category: Gardening

Page: 702

View: 5100

Since it was first published in 2002, the California Master Gardener Handbook has been the definitive guide to best practices and advice for gardeners throughout the West. Now the much-anticipated 2nd Edition to the Handbook is here—completely redesigned, with updated tables, graphics, and color photos throughout. Whether you're a beginner double digging your first bed or a University of California Master Gardener, this handbook will be your go-to source for the practical, science-based information you need to sustainably maintain your landscape and garden and become an effective problem solver. Chapters cover soil, fertilizer, and water management, plant propagation, plant physiology; weeds and pests; home vegetable gardening; specific garden crops including grapes, berries temperate fruits and nuts, citrus, and avocados. Also included is information on lawns, woody landscape plants, and landscape design. New to the 2nd Edition is information on invasive plants and principles of designing and maintaining landscapes for fire protection. Inside are updates to the technical information found in each chapter, reorganization of information for better ease of use, and new content on important emerging topics. Useful conversions for many units of measure found in the Handbook or needed in caring for gardens and landscapes are located in Appendix A. A glossary of important technical terms used and an extensive index round out the book.

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners

Plant Families Explored and Explained

Author: Simon Maughan,Ross Bayton

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781784723804

Category: Botany

Page: 224

View: 9082

RHS Genealogy for Gardeners is part of the bestselling series that includes RHS Latin for Gardeners and RHS Botany for Gardeners. This informative, easy-to-understand and beautifully designed reference book explores plant families and the plant family tree in unparalleled detail. From roses (Rosaceae) to rhubarb (Polygonaceae) and carrots (Apiaceae) to camellias (Theaceae), RHS Genealogy for Gardeners unlocks a wealth of practical information, helping you to identify, select and cultivate plants from over 70 families most familiar to gardeners. Along with details about the size, range, origin and appearance of each family, feature boxes highlight interesting facts and provide useful growing tips. Whether you are a gardener, horticultural student, budding botanist or plant enthusiast, RHS Genealogy for Gardeners will help you understand and appreciate the extraordinary diversity and unrivalled splendour of the plant kingdom.

Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener

How to Create Unique Vegetables and Flowers

Author: Joseph Tychonievich

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695374

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 9827

Brighter zinnias, fragrant carnations, snappier green beans Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener makes it easier than ever to breed and grow your own varieties of vegetables and flowers. This comprehensive and accessible guide explains how to decide what to breed, provides simple explanations on how to cross plants, and features a basic primer on genetics and advanced techniques. Case studies provide breeding examples for favorite plants like daffodils, hollyhocks, roses, sweet corn, and tomatoes.

Plant Families

A Guide for Gardeners and Botanists

Author: Ross Bayton,Simon Maughan

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022652308X

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 6169

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.

How Plants Work

The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

Author: Linda Chalker-Scott

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696907

Category: Science

Page: 236

View: 5097

The more you know, the better you grow! Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they’ve been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology—the study of how living things function—can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter. In How Plants Work, horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog The Garden Professors, Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.

The Brother Gardeners

A Generation of Gentlemen Naturalists and the Birth of an Obsession

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 0307454754

Category: Gardening

Page: 354

View: 1209

Follows the lives of six men who shared a passion for plants and a love of gardening in eighteenth-century London, who made Britain the epicenter of horticulture, and transformed gardening from an aristocratic pastime to a national obsession.

Botany For Dummies

Author: Rene Fester Kratz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118110846

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 8881

The easy way to score your highest in botany Employment of biological scientists is projected to grow 21% over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations, as biotechnological research and development continues to drive job growth. Botany For Dummies gives you a thorough, easy-to-follow overview of the fundamentals of botany, helping you to improve your grades, supplement your learning, or review before a test. Covers evolution by natural selection Offers plain-English explanations of the structure and function of plants Includes plant identification and botanical phenomenon Tracking a typical course in botany, this hands-on, friendly guide is your ticket to acing this required course for your major in biology, microbiology, zoology, or elementary education.

Ecology for Gardeners

Author: Steven B. Carroll,Steven D. Salt

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604694451

Category: Gardening

Page: 420

View: 2258

Even a relatively small garden is a miniature ecosystem. It includes a surprising diversity of organisms that interact in a myriad of ways. Some are permanent residents, others come and go in search of a meal or a mate. An insect feeding on a garden plant is simultaneously hunted by predators and weakened by parasites; it competes with other herbivores for choice food plants; it is hindered in its feeding by the plants' chemical and physical defenses; and it challenges other members of its species for the best mates and locations for egg-laying. Ecologists Carroll and Salt argue that the more completely we understand these interactions, the better gardeners we become. The authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from literature on gardening and ecology.

Teaming with Fungi

The Organic Grower's Guide to Mycorrhizae

Author: Jeff Lowenfels

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604697296

Category: Mycorrhizal fungi

Page: 172

View: 7290

Teaming with Fungi is the first book to accessibly explain the essential symbiotic relationship between soil-dwelling mycorrhizal fungi and plants.

RHS Botany for Gardeners

The Art and Science of Gardening Explained and Explored

Author: Geoff Hodge

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845338336

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 5103

An accessible and informative guide to the mysteries of botanical terms and the science of plants. It contains easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice.

A Botanist's Vocabulary

1300 Terms Explained and Illustrated

Author: Susan K. Pell,Bobbi Angell

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604695633

Category: Gardening

Page: 228

View: 1225

For anyone looking for a deeper appreciation of the wonderful world of plants! Gardeners are inherently curious. They make note of a plant label in a botanical garden and then go home to learn more. They pick up fallen blossoms to examine them closer. They spend hours reading plant catalogs. But they are often unable to accurately name or describe their discoveries. A Botanist’s Vocabulary gives gardeners and naturalists a better understanding of what they see and a way to categorize and organize the natural world in which they are so intimately involved. Through concise definitions and detailed black and white illustrations, it defines 1300 words commonly used by botanists, naturalists, and gardeners to describe plants.

A Gardener's Book of Plant Names

A Handbook of the Meaning and Origins of Plant Names

Author: A. W. Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539416210

Category:

Page: 448

View: 4782

A Gardener's Book of Plant Names, first published in 1963, is the classic non-technical reference on the origin and meanings of thousands of botanical names. The book provides, in alphabetical order by genus and species name, the derivation and pronunciation of the word, its definition, and, in many cases, interesting anecdotes or historical information about the plant and its use in, for example, gardens, medicine, food, or folklore. Also valuable is the extensive index, which cross-references some 1,800 common plant names to the corresponding botanical names.