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Practical Botany for Gardeners - Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R380
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Practical Botany for Gardeners - Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored (Hardcover, New): Geoff Hodge

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Practical Botany for Gardeners - Over 3,000 Botanical Terms Explained and Explored (Hardcover, New)

Geoff Hodge

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Gardening can be frustratingly shrouded in secrecy. Fickle plants make seemingly spontaneous decisions to bloom or bust, seeds sprout magically in the blink of an eye, and deep-rooted mysteries unfold underground and out of sight. Understanding basic botany is like unlocking a horticultural code; fortunately learning a little science can reveal the secrets of the botanical universe and shed some light on what's really going on in your garden.
"Practical Botany for Gardeners" provides an elegant and accessible introduction to the world of botany. It presents the essentials that every gardener needs to know, connecting explanations of scientific facts with useful gardening tips. Flip to the roots section and you'll not only learn how different types of roots support a plant but also find that adding fungi to soil aids growth. The pruning section both defines "lateral buds" and explains how far back on a shoot to cut in order to propagate them.
The book breaks down key areas and terminology with easy-to-navigate chapters arranged by theme, such as plant types, plant parts, inner workings, and external factors. "Great Botanists" and "Botany in Action" boxes delve deeper into the fascinating byways of plant science. This multifaceted book also includes two hundred botanical illustrations and basic diagrams that hearken to the classic roots of botany.
Part handbook, part reference, "Practical Botany for Gardeners" is a beautifully captivating read. It's a must for garden lovers and backyard botanists who want to grow and nurture their own plant knowledge.

General

Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2013
First published: October 2013
Authors: Geoff Hodge
Dimensions: 234 x 177 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards
Pages: 224
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-09393-2
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Encyclopaedias & reference works
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LSN: 0-226-09393-X
Barcode: 9780226093932

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