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A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening

A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening

£9.95 | $14.95
17.5 x 12.5 cm | 7 x 5 in
318 ills | 126 pages
Paperback
ISBN 9781907317712

Author Elizabeth McCorquodale

A Pocket Guide to Plants and Gardening is a beautifully illustrated, informative reference book, designed to provide ready, simple answers to all the basic questions about plants.

This mini encyclopedia is a treat for anyone interested in plants and gardening and explains in a simple way the puzzles of the plant world.

Some of the topics covered include: the journey of a grain of pollen, how photosynthesis really works, the difference between grasses and all other flowering plants, and the life cycle of a plant from germination through to pollination. The book also includes information on the experts; from plant hunters who roamed the world in search of new plant species, to the great botanists who first discovered the secrets of the micro-world of plants. Readers will also discover some of the great, life-changing inventions in plant science and cultivation.

A Pocket Guide to Plants & Gardening goes on to coherently explain plant classifications, from genus, species, and cultivar to variety, describing what they mean and who came up with them. This part of the book also delves into Linnaeus and the Latin names of plants. There is a useful section on propagation and cultivation; how to increase your stock of plants by cuttings, division, layering and many more methods, with an in-depth look at soil and compost and how these can be used to maximum effect in the garden.

With clear, comprehensive illustrations, simple instructions and tool diagrams; as well as maps, timelines, portraits, keys and much, much more, this is the perfect interactive guide to plants for gardeners of all ages and experience!

Elizabeth McCorquodale is the author of Kids in the Wild Garden, Kids in the Garden: Growing Plants for Food and Fun and co-author of Growing Stuff: An Alternative Guide to Gardening.