Secrets of Plant Propagation by Lewis Hill
Plant propagation is a fun, rewarding, and economical way to add shrubs to your yard or multiply your collection of houseplants. With step-by-step instructions for a variety of proven techniques, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to successfully start your own plants. From raising the best tomatoes to growing your own Christmas trees, veteran nurseryman Lewis Hill helps you successfully reach your propagation goals while steering you clear of common mistakes. You’ll be amazed at your beautiful, healthy, and bountiful plants.
From the Back Cover:
That’s starting your own flowers and vegetables, inside and out. It’s raising shrubs and trees for your property, creating your own orchard — even growing many houseplants from one.
Here are just a few of the results you can expect:
* Raise the best tomato plants.
* Grow your own Christmas trees.
* Offer the finest of gifts — houseplants.
* Avoid buying expensive shrubs; start your own.
* Plant those hard-to-find flowers, perennials and annuals, at little or no cost.
But is it expensive? Definitely not. You don’t need a greenhouse or costly equipment. You can do a lot with a couple of fluorescent bulbs. Seeds are cheap, some are free. As for shrubs, trees, and houseplants, Lewis Hill explains how to collect, rather than buy, the materials you’ll need.
It’s fun, can be profitable, and, with the help of Lewis Hill plus the many illustrations in this book, is easy. Beginners will learn from step one; those more advanced will discover new techniques and find tips to improve their results.
Try plant propagation. You’ll be amazed at your results.
About the Author:
The late Lewis Hill, a beloved and best-selling Storey author, grew more than 20,000 trees on his farm in Greensboro, Vermont. He was also a member of the National Christmas Tree Association and the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association.