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Title:
Introductory horticulture
Author:
Reiley, H. Edward.
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Edition:
Sixth edition.
Publication Information:
Albany, NY : Delmar Thomson Learning, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 564 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780766815674
Format :
Book

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This competency-based, introductory horticulture book is now in its sixth edition. Written in an easy-to-read, engaging style, it enables students to measure their progress. Each chapter begins with competencies so that students know what is expected and ends with evaluations to determine whether competencies have been mastered. This text includes numerous illustrations to help reinforce written material. This latest edition includes new chapters on water gardens, dish gardens, and prairie gardens.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Section 1 Horticulture: An Introduction
Unit 1 Exploring the Horticulture Fieldp. 3
Unit 2 Plant Taxonomy: How Plants Are Namedp. 15
Section 2 Plant Science
Unit 3 Parts of the Plant and Their Functionsp. 23
Unit 4 Environmental Requirements for Good Plant Growthp. 34
Unit 5 Growth Stimulants, Retardants, and Rooting Hormonesp. 50
Section 3 Plant Propagation
Unit 6 Seedsp. 61
Unit 7 Softwood and Semihardwood Cuttings and Micropropagationp. 73
Unit 8 Hardwood Cuttingsp. 86
Unit 9 Separation and Divisionp. 91
Unit 10 Graftingp. 99
Unit 11 Buddingp. 107
Unit 12 Layeringp. 115
Section 4 Greenhouse Management and Crops
Unit 13 Poinsettiasp. 125
Unit 14 Chrysanthemumsp. 132
Unit 15 Easter Liliesp. 141
Section 5 Integrated Pest Management
Unit 16 Integrated Pest Management and the Biological Control of Pests and Diseasesp. 149
Unit 17 The Safe Use of Pesticidesp. 162
Unit 18 Insecticidesp. 171
Unit 19 Fungicides, Rodenticides, Molluscicides, and Nematocidesp. 181
Unit 20 Herbicidesp. 187
Section 6 Container-Grown Plants
Unit 21 Terrariums and Dish Gardensp. 199
Unit 22 The Art of Bonsaip. 211
Unit 23 The Interior Landscape: Houseplants and Plantscapingp. 220
Unit 24 Shrubs and Treesp. 241
Section 7 Using Plants in the Landscape
Unit 25 Annual Bedding Plantsp. 263
Unit 26 Perennials, Ornamental Grass, Vines, Bamboo, and Prairie Gardensp. 275
Unit 27 Narrowleaf Evergreensp. 289
Unit 28 Broadleaf Evergreensp. 301
Unit 29 Deciduous Treesp. 309
Unit 30 Deciduous Shrubsp. 325
Unit 31 Ground Coversp. 334
Unit 32 Bulbsp. 342
Unit 33 Techniques of Pruningp. 350
Unit 34 Principles of Landscaping, Maintenance, Xeriscaping, and Water Gardensp. 359
Section 8 Lawn and Turfgrass Establishment and Maintenance
Unit 35 Establishing the Lawnp. 377
Unit 36 Maintaining the Lawnp. 387
Unit 37 Renovating the Lawnp. 397
Section 9 The Vegetable Garden
Unit 38 Planning and Preparing the Garden Sitep. 405
Unit 39 Planting the Vegetable Gardenp. 417
Unit 40 Caring for the Vegetable Gardenp. 436
Unit 41 Favorite Garden Vegetables and Herbsp. 449
Section 10 The Small Fruit Garden
Unit 42 Strawberriesp. 473
Unit 43 Blueberriesp. 484
Unit 44 The Bramble Fruitsp. 493
Unit 45 Grapesp. 501
Section 11 Holiday Crafts and Floral Designs
Unit 46 Wreaths and Door Swagsp. 511
Unit 47 Creating Holiday Centerpiecesp. 518
Unit 48 Creating Bows for Floral Designsp. 522
Unit 49 Floral Designsp. 528
Unit 50 Corsages and Boutonnieresp. 536
Glossaryp. 543
Appendixp. 549
Indexp. 555

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