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Ornamental Plants and Garden Design in Tropics and Subtropics (In 2 Volumes)

T K Bose (Editor) M K Sadhu (Editor) T.K. Maity (Editor)

During the last six decades, with the increase in awareness of the serious adverse effects of environmental pollution and climate change on living beings on the earth, afforestation, roadside plantation, landscaping, development of botanic gardens, arboretums, parks, private and public gardens have created a great demand for planting materials.  With a steady increase in the demand of cut flowers, cut foliage and pot plants of many flowering and ornamental plants like rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, gerbera, lilium, anthurium, orchids and many others and simultaneous development of greenhouse technology for the production of flowers of superior quality and attractive pot plants including species and cultivars of house plants for a regular supply to domestic and export market the year round.  In view of the facts stated above, it was considered necessary to bring out a publication comprising all major aspects of ornamental horticulture suitable for tropical and subtropical region. Accordingly, the present publication includes 23 chapters on importance, uses and scope of ornamental horticulture; improvement of ornamental plants; garden tools, implements, machineries and accessories; propagation, establishment and management of nursery of ornamental plants; greenhouse technology and cultivation of ornamental plants; trees; shrubs; bulbous plants; house plants; climbers; annuals; orchids; rose; landscape architecture and garden design; carnation; cacti and other succulents; chrysanthemum; gerbera; anthurium; palms; lawn; bonsai; and flower arrangement and floral decoration adequately illustrated in colour.  The present publication, a comprehensive and illustrated publication on tropical and subtropical ornamental plants and garden design, is expected to serve a useful purpose in selection and identification of thousands of ornamental plants for their successful cultivation in suitable environment and location by amateur and professional growers and also as a reference book to learners and to experts in landscape gardens, commercial production of flowers in farms and greenhouses, establishment and management in nurseries. The students of horticulture in general and floriculture and ornamental horticulture in particular would find this publication of enormous help in learning the subject thoroughly and later as a specialist in ornamental horticulture and garden design particularly in tropical and subtropical climate, comprising a major part of the world. This publication of about 1000 pages in two volumes contains more than 7000 colour illustrations.

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About the author

T K Bose

T.K. Bose, Ph.D. from Calcutta University, trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, U.K.; 1960-1972 Horticulturist and Secretary, the Agri-Horticultural Society of India; 1972-76, Reader, Calcutta University; Project Coordinator, Floriculture, Indian Council of Agricultural Research; 1976-1996 Professor and Head Department of Horticulture, Dean Faculty of Agriculture; Director of Research – Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (State Agricultural University) West Bengal, supervised research work of 35 Ph.D. students, published more than 250 scientific and 400 popular articles; author and editor of books – Fruits: Tropical and Subtropical (2 Vols.) Vegetables Crops; Commercial Flowers; Temperate Fruits; Floriculture and Landscaping; Tropical Horticulture (2 Vols.); Biotechnology and Horticultural Crops (3 Vols.); Trees of the World (Vol. 1); Orchids of India; Garden Plants; Gardening in India; Mineral Nutrition of Fruit crops; Nutrition of Vegetable Crops; Propagation of Tropical and Subtropical Horticultural Crops.

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Title Ornamental Plants and Garden Design in Tropics and Subtropics (In 2 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.07.2020
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789351246961
length 1054p., 7000 col.figs., tables., gloss., bib., ind., 29cm.