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Author Topic: Reference books on plant propagation practices.  (Read 2894 times)

sylvatica

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Reference books on plant propagation practices.
« on: May 16, 2013, 10:45:10 am »

A basic general knowledge of the principals and practices of plant propagation, greatly ehance the enjoyment  ( and potentially the success rate) of our plant multiplication endeavours.
The following books, now in revised editions since I last read them, are highly recommended reading:

American Horticultural Society," Plant propagation"
by Alan Toogood.
Nicley illustrated basic guide for amateurs, easy to follow, not too expensive.

"Plant Propagation, Principals and Practices"
by Hartmann and Kester

A pricey tome, now in it's 8th edition. Essential reading for serious students of plant propagation. Older editions are also good and could be picked up a lot cheaper than the $100 bucks for the 8th ed.
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Re: Reference books on plant propagation practices.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2013, 01:35:24 am »

Good call on the hartmann and kester text. Really good comprehensive look at the whys and how's of propagation. There's also a companion website for it that has more pics and diagrams...

I'll add another excellent reference book:
Seeds: Ecology, biogeography, and evolution of dormancy and germination. By Carol and Jerry Baskin

This is myfavorite and most utilized reference text!
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Re: Reference books on plant propagation practices.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2013, 07:08:19 pm »

Here's another nice searchable resource for propagating plants native to the US.  The propagation protocol database hosted on the Native Plant Network website:

http://www.nativeplantnetwork.org/network/
« Last Edit: September 30, 2013, 07:09:05 pm by onion »
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Re: Reference books on plant propagation practices.
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 01:26:59 am »

i was about to share this book and i see someone already did,
very informative, with lots of pictures, here is a link to free pdf..

https://www.pdfdrive.com/american-horticultural-society-plant-propagation-the-fully-illustrated-plant-by-plant-manual-of-practical-techniques-e157283393.html
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