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Creative Propagation (Second Edition)

By Peter Thompson

Illustrations by Josie Owen

Before you as a beginner or expert even think of propagating plants, this is the book to have for use and in your library for reference.

National Gardener

A classic among practical gardening guides, this reference has been thoroughly revised and updated, with almost twice as much text and nearly three times as many plants as are found in the celebrated first edition. Practical, how-to methods of creative plant propagation are displayed in an easy-to-follow format. Line drawings, charts, and lists help explain the basic principles for propagating your own plants at home. This handy text will show you how to enjoy the benefits and rewards of making more plants.

Media reviews

"Before you as a beginner or expert even think of propagating plants this is the book to have for use and in your library for reference."

—Joanne S. Carpender, National Gardener

"This is a great book for both experienced and novice gardeners."

—Valerie Parker, Jefferson County Master Gardener Newsletter

"Classic ... Thompson details the fundamentals of how plants work."

—Jan Hale Barbo, Santa Fe New Mexican

"Without a doubt this book will assist all gardeners who find the propagation of plants a mystery."

—John E. Bryan, Gardening Newsletter

About the author

Peter Thompson

Peter Thompson graduated in Horticulture and holds an M.Sc and Ph.D from London University. He was Head of the Physiology Department at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, for many years before becoming a nurseryman and establishing The Garden School.

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