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Plant Parenting: Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables, and Flowers

By Leslie F. Halleck

Whether it’s driven by a passion for houseplants, a desire to grow more tomatoes, or an interest in having a garden bursting with colorful flowers, many people find themselves wanting more plants. Luckily, it’s easy to make more of your favorite plants—and it can be done for free! Plant Parenting, by horticulture expert Leslie F. Halleck, is a beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation through cuttings, layering, dividing, and more. Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques. She also provides additional information on controlling pests and diseases and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. Charming, richly illustrated, and accessible, Plant Parenting is for beginning gardeners, houseplant fans, and anyone looking to make more of their favorite plants.

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Leslie F. Halleck

Leslie F. Halleck is a dedicated horticulturist who is passionate about plants, gardening, and the horticulture industry. Leslie has a master’s in horticulture from Michigan State University. She is a Certified Professional Horticulturist (CPH) via The American Society for Horticulture Science, with more than 25 years of green industry experience in research, greenhouse production, public gardens, garden center retail, landscape and design services, and gardening communications. Leslie is an award-winning writer and has been published in many scientific, industry, and consumer horticulture publications such as Fine Gardening, Greenhouse Management Magazine, and more. Leslie currently runs Halleck Horticultural, LLC, a company that provides consulting services to green industry businesses, as well as horticultural consulting.

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