Plant Parenting

[EPUB] ✻ Plant Parenting  ✾ Leslie F. Halleck –
  • Paperback
  • 264 pages
  • Plant Parenting
  • Leslie F. Halleck
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9781604698725

About the Author: Leslie F. Halleck

Leslie F Halleck is a certified professional horticulturist ASHS , and avid lifetime gardener, who has spent her 25 year career hybridizing horticulture science with home gardening consumer needs Halleck earned a B.S in Biology Botany from The University of North Texas and an M.S in Horticulture from Michigan State University Halleck s professional experience is well rounded, with time spen

Plant Parenting Everything A Plant Parent Needs To Take Their Plant Collection And Plant Knowledge To The Next Level Maria Failla, Founder, Bloom Grow Radio Podcast Do You Have A Passion For Houseplants A Desire To Grow Tomatoes Do You Want A Garden Bursting With Colorful Flowers No Matter What Kind Of Plant Fan You Are, It S Easy To Make Of Your Favorite Plants And It Can Be Done For Free Plant Parenting Is A Beginner Friendly Introduction To Plant Propagation Leslie F Halleck Details The Basic Tools Necessary, Demystifies Seed Starting And Saving, And Shares Easy To Follow Instructions For The Most Practical Techniques For Cutting, Layering, Dividing, And She Also Provides Additional Information On Controlling Pests And Diseases And Transplanting Seedlings And Cuttings Charming, Richly Illustrated, And Accessible, Plant Parenting Is For Anyone Looking To Make Of Their Favorite Plants.

10 thoughts on “Plant Parenting

  1. says:

    This beautifully illustrated book covers some basic botany, as well as all aspects of propagation, including a table with preferred methods of propagation for a variety of different plants, descriptions of a variety of growing media and potting options, the use of rooting powder, humidity domes, heat mats...

  2. says:

    I learned so much from Plant Parenting Easy Ways to Make More Houseplants, Vegetables and Flowers I used to propagate my plants using a stem cutting Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn t I tried numerous times to propagate from a leaf but it never worked Now I understand why and what I need to do to rectify all these situations.Halleck begins with an in depth discussion about how plants propagate and how to start with seeds or vegetative propagation She then provides an extensive chart of roughly 100 different plants and specifies the common propagation techniques for each of them This chart alone, in my opinion, is worth the price of the book Next is a comprehensive presentation about tools and containers I must confess that while I have had plants for 20 years, quite a few things were completely new to me, such as a dibbler, paper pot maker and soil blocker Halleck introduces the reader to a wide range of toos equipment, somtimes providing alternatives, but you don t need all of it Plant Parenting is like a buffet you choose your appetizers and entrees from a wide variety You will learn about humidity domes, ...

  3. says:

    A good primer for those of us who love plants and want to have of them Halleck explains various methods of plant propagation, including seeds and different kinds of cuttings Various ways of caring for baby plants are al...

  4. says:

    Excellent advice on propagating new house and garden plants from old I found this helpful with plants I am not completely familiar with, as well as some of the tips on planting seeds Thank you I received a free electronic copy of this self help book from Netgalley, Leslie F Halleck, and Timber Press Thank you for sharing your hard work with me I have read this book of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opin...

  5. says:

    Holy smokes, what a great resource I ve spent a lot of time learning about plants and gardening over the past couple years, but I ll confess that starting plants from cuttings has felt very overwhelming for me It s been hard to know where to start I m so grateful for a book like Plant Parenting, because it has given me step by step instructions for propagating plants.The book is divided into seven main sections with some smaller sections thrown in there, too The sections cover the science behind how plants multiply, tools and materials you ll need, how to start seeds including equipment recommendations , water rooting, growing from cuttings, pests to look out for, and how to finally transplant your plants This book is so gosh darn cool I ll admit that it is a lot of information and all the equipment can be overwhelming at times But I decided to start small with leaf and stem cuttings, and it has been working for me It helps, too, that there a...

  6. says:

    This book was not what I expected IT IS BETTER I was expecting learning about ways to create plants, and yes, it was definitely about that and so much It feels like instead of Plants 101 I got the entire course There is so much information in this book, so many techniques and tools and eco friendly container options and charts and I never expected it could entail this much I mean I could ve expected that because it has a whooping 264 pages crammed full with info, and it actually took me hours to absorb all the info and I have to admit I just went into this wanting to know how to multiply my plants so I can giv...

  7. says:

    This is a fantastic resource for anyone who ever wanted to make plants whether that s by taking cuttings of a friend s houseplant, growing flowers from seeds, dividing a crowded bunch of irises, rooting fallen leaves from succulents or difficult processes As a gardener and houseplant lover, I am fairly educated on making new plants I ve transplanted elderberry runners into my back yard, rooted geranium cuttings from the post office to make a bunch of pretty summer plants for the garden, divided crowded perennials, rooted countless houseplant cuttings in water, rooted roses for swaps with other gardeners, and so on There have always been a few plants that thwarted me, though, and I was happy to see such detailed instructions for all kinds of plants and all kinds of ways to propagate them.The book is full of ste...

  8. says:

    I can t recommend this highly enough if you are like me and looking to experiment with the process of creating your ideal garden I collect seeds everywhere, order from online and have little cups of water rooting spider plants all around my house This has expanded my understanding of how certain plants will propagate and the right tools to do so The pictures are instructive, and some of the homemade containers are really interesting If a plant can reproduce in any way, I feel like this book covers it It covers everythi...

  9. says:

    Plant Parenting is the perfect resource book for anyone who enjoys plants and to propagate them successfully.The very first plant cutting I took was from my mother s house Twenty years after her death, her plant is still alive and heathy sitting on my windowsill I was fortunate to have this living memory become a part of my household I haven t had much success with other plants I tried to propagate, such as succulents But after reading this book, I realized my mistakes and look forward to futur...

  10. says:

    First of all, let me say the title hooked me Plants are my babies Who doesn t want and and Yes, I can look up dozens of sites for each individual plant to find out how to propagate them. But to have so much information in one place with just the turn of a page, my heart melts Definitely one for t...

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