Botany for Gardeners

Botany for Gardeners

Book - 2010
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"An outstanding and enjoyable introduction to botany, whether the reader is a gardener, or just a garden visitor." -- Bloomsbury Review

What happens inside a seed after it is planted? How are plants structured? How do plants reproduce? The answers to these and other questions about complex plant processes can be found in the bestselling Botany for Gardeners . Written in accessible language, this must-have guide allows gardeners and horticulturists to understand plants from the plant's point of view. Now in its third edition, Botany for Gardeners has now been expanded and updated, and includes an appendix on plant taxonomy, a comprehensive index, and dozens of new photos and illustrations.
Publisher: Portland, Oregon :, Timber Press,, [2010]
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: 9781604690958
Branch Call Number: 581 CAP
Characteristics: 268 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm


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Aug 21, 2017

The best book ever, I learned a lot

Mar 01, 2015

Im really enjoying this book!
To a newbie of the world of plants it explains nicely and makes sense of the science behind how plant life so fascinating works! Definitely recommend!

May 24, 2011

An enlightening book for any keen gardener. Written in an easy to follow style it still explains the scientific facts of botany which have helped me gain some understanding of why things work the way they do!


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Mar 01, 2015

"in a living tree, as much as 98% of its truck and branches are composed of dead cells, including those that conduct water" Pg 21

Mar 01, 2015

"Thickness and hardness of the seed coat determines how fast water can penetrate it. This, in turn, relates to how soon germination may take place after seeds have naturally worked their way into the soil or have been planted by a gardener"

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