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Encyclopaedia of Horticulture and Gardening

Walter P. Wright (Author)
Synopsis This is a comprehensive encyclopaedia incorporating all the horticultural developments in the areas of fruit plants, vegetable plants, flower plants and other varieties. In addition to giving the history of gardening and an outline of garden science, the book describes each plant, colour, height, season of flowering, cultural requirements etc. Moreover, the methods of controlling pests have been explained in details. Again, while every plant of any importance in dealt with in chronological order, detailed articles are given in which the plants are treated as components of important groups, e.g. Allotments, Alpine or Rock Plants, Annuals, Herbaccous plants, Bedding plants, fruits, Vegetables, Shrubs, etc. Plant names received careful treatment. Both English and classical names of Latin and Greek origin are used, a guide to pronunciation is given. The botanical orders, with examples of popular genera, are quoted as guide to students. The principal horticultural and botanical terms are explained. The scientific and practical principles underlying cultivation are set forth. Insects are classified as an introduction to the methods of control which follow under the individual subjects. The illustrations of the trees and plants given in the book add utility to the book. The calendar of gardening operations through out the year further enhances its value from the point of view of those interested in developing and maintaining the gardens. A large number of illustrations, have been given in the book on construction of greenhouses, frames, arches, arbours, pergolas, rustic bridges, garden seats, tubs, vases, window boxes, landscape architecture, rose gardens, lily-pools etc.to make it more useful. The book also covers on market gardening and commercial fruit-growing. This pictorial encyclopaedia is a valuable treasure for all those involved in horticulture, kitchen gardening, commercial vegetable and fruit growing etc. besides the students of gardening and botany.
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Bibliographic information

Title Encyclopaedia of Horticulture and Gardening
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st. Ed.
Publisher Biotech Books
Language: English
isbn 817622068X
length xv+623p., Tables; Figs.