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Secrets of Plant Propagation

Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees, and Houseplants

By Lewis Hill

Plant propagation is a fun, rewarding, and economical way to add shrubs to your yard or multiply your collection of houseplants. With step-by-step instructions for a variety of proven techniques, this comprehensive guide covers everything you need to know to successfully start your own plants. From raising the best tomatoes to growing your own Christmas trees, veteran nurseryman Lewis Hill helps you successfully reach your propagation goals while steering you clear of common mistakes. You’ll be amazed at your beautiful, healthy, and bountiful plants.

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"…this guide is a pleasure to read and a dependable source of suggestions for those who want to discover the satisfactions of real do- it- yourself programs." - Publishers Weekly


" Vermont nurseryman, Lewis Hill can keep you glued to your seat engrossed in a subject your not even sure you need to know- a talent much in evidence…" - The New York Times


" This book is well designed, full of good graphics and written in a personable style that makes for a pleasant reading…"- Sacramento Bee


" …the book is free of the mumbo jumbo that sometimes accompanies these subjects." - Hartford Courant


" Simply written, easy- to- follow, how- to-do- it books are worth their weight in rubies. Lewis Hill's Secrets of Plant Propagation is one of these books. - Hartford Cournat


" I find the information very clear. Numerous illustrations make the directions easy to follow."

- New York Post


" Detailed recommendations are listed for propagating…leaving the reader uncertain whether to finish the book to dash off, pruner's in hand to attempt the techniques so well described." - New York Times


" Hill has plenty of information to share with the hobbyist or budding nursery owner." - Booklist


“Loaded with information and expertise, this masterful work is recommended for the serious gardener.” – Spa Management

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January 02, 1985