November 17, 2010
Library Spotlight - Plant Propagation
One large and important part of gardening is plant propagation. There are many different types of plants and propagation techniques and the Arboretum library is a great place to learn more about them. The Arboretum Library has books about the art and science of plant propagation targeted to all levels of gardeners and interests levels – from children's books about seeds to college textbooks about the science and chemistry of commercial propagation.
A book that focuses on practical information for the gardener new to propagation is the American Horticultural Society's Plant Propagation. It has many color photographs and mainly focuses on propagation techniques applicable for the home gardener and the plants they are likely to have.
For a more academic and scientific take on plant propagation, Hartmann and Kester's Plant Propagation: Principles and Practices, is a textbook with a CD-ROM that covers many of the same topics, but explains the science of propagation in more depth and includes more information about commercial plant propagation. This book is a new acquisition at the library, so come check it out!
To search the library catalog for books about plant propagation click here.