Breeding New Plants and FlowersBook - 2002
Independent Publishing Group
Breeding New Plants and Flowers brings the skills of hybridizing a unique plant within the scope of every gardener. Over 180 color illustrations and 50 line drawings support the text and explain the steps to this most rewarding and magical aspect of gardening. Topics covered include an introduction to the principles of breeding; descriptions of the breeding of some 30 plants, ranging from fuchsias to roses and tomatoes to strawberries; instruction on pollination, growing the seed, seedling care, taking leaf cuttings, potting on and planting out; and advice on how beginners can crossbreed successfully and how the more experienced hybridist can experiment with sophisticated crosses.
Publisher: Marlborough : Crowood ; North Pomfret, Vt. : Distributed by Trafalgar Square, c2002
Characteristics: 144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm