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Practical botany for gardeners : over 3,000 botanical terms explained and explored /

by Hodge, Geoff.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2013Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780226093932 (cloth : alk. paper); 022609393X (cloth : alk. paper); .Subject(s): Botany -- Popular works | Gardening | Popular works
Contents:
The plant kingdom -- Growth, form, and function -- Inner workings -- Reproduction -- Reproduction -- The beginnings of life -- External factors -- Pruning -- Botany and the senses -- Pests, diseases, and disorders -- Botanists and botanical illustrators.
Summary: This 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. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice.
List(s) this item appears in: New to the Library: March 2014
Item type Location Call number Status Date due
Lending Books Tall Shelves QK50 .H63 2013 (Browse shelf) Checked out 12/31/2014

Includes bibliographical references (page 220) and index.

The plant kingdom -- Growth, form, and function -- Inner workings -- Reproduction -- Reproduction -- The beginnings of life -- External factors -- Pruning -- Botany and the senses -- Pests, diseases, and disorders -- Botanists and botanical illustrators.

This 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. It provides easy-to-understand explanations of over 3,000 botanical words and terms, and shows how these can be applied to everyday gardening practice.

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