Breeding New Plants and Flowers


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Breeding New Plants and Flowers Author: Format: Paperback First Published: Published By: The Crowood Press Press Pages: 144 Illustrations and other contents: 183 colour photographs and 52 line artworks ISBN: 9781847974150 Categories: , ,

Breeding New Plants and Flowers encourages gardeners of all abilities to experiment with cross-breeding from good quality parent plants. This accessible book brings the skills of hybridizing within the scope of every gardener, allowing the reader to produce new plants for the garden and placing the possibility of creating a prize-winning plant within reach of all.

Topics covered

•The principles of breeding and the processes involved
•Instructions on how to breed a variety of plants, ranging from tomatoes and roses.
•Techniques of pollination, propagation, potting on and planting out
•Advice on selecting good parent plants

144 pages. 183 colour photographs, 52 line artworks

Weight0.65 kg
"Puts forth useful advice aimed at giving beginners the necessary instructions for embarking on this gratifying gardening activity. . . . Detail-oriented gardeners, or those with a scientific inclination, will appreciate Welch's guide as a basic how-to course in crossbreeding." --Booklist

Author Biography

Charles W Welch is an award winning plant-breeder, whose new varieties have been exhibited at the Chelsea Flower Show and registered in both the UK and the United States. He has spent many years investigating the processes of hybridization in virtually every category of plant life. Several of his new soft fruit varieties are passing through the trials and registration processes, and will be available to the public.