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For people who love gardens, propagation is gardening itself, the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want. Whether you crave healthy, vigorous plants, wish to grow new ones to share with friends, or hope to produce scores of them to fill your own beds and borders -- for free -- Making More Plants will help fulfill your most vivid garden dreams. Ken Druse, one of America''s foremost gardening authorities, an award-winning photographer, and the author of the best-selling Natural Garden series, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, with more than 500 full-color photographs.

Based on years of personal research, Making More Plants is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step. In clear, nspirational language Ken takes the mystery out of seemingly complex practices such as seed conditioning, bulb division, leaf and stem cutting, grafting, and more. Whether focusing on techniques as easy as creating multiple plants from a single perennial using a common kitchen knife or on more complicated practices such as air layering, Ken''s advice will inspire both novice and experienced gardeners to turn their homes and gardens into personal nurseries.

Supplementing the text and photographs is a comprehensive appendix charting methods for propagating more than 700 different plants, listed by both common and Latin names, an invaluable resource unmatched by even the most thorough of propagation manuals.

Straightforward advice, gorgeous photographs, and Ken''s own engaging voice all combine to make Making More Plants an indispensable guide for every passionate gardener and plant lover.

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Generally, a gardening book that teaches practical skills is designed to look more like a plain textbook than an artful coffee-table decoration, but Ken Druse ( The Natural Garden, The Collector''s Garden) has changed that with his gorgeous book Making More Plants. An invitation to examine the miracle of birth in the botanical world is at the center of this book, and you''ll be amazed and delighted as Druse''s photos and text bring this astonishing world to life.

Filling these pages are close-up photos of plants at every stage of life and in every variety--pinecones, dried seed pods, root and stem cuttings, ripe fruits, and lush flowers show off their unique shapes and colors everywhere you look. Specific techniques are outlined with both photos and text; from the spore prints of ferns to the nicking of hard-shelled seeds, you''ll learn exactly how to tackle every aspect of creating new plants. Careful attention is paid in the text to the timing of taking different types of cuttings from different plants, and these practical details will hopefully help curb any urgent desire to play Johnny Appleseed with your favorite wildflowers until the season is exactly right. Special projects like hardwood cutting and involving children in plant propagation have small sections devoted to them; the African violet project for youngsters is a fascinating introduction, and only slightly more involved than that old carrot-top-in-a-dish-of-water project. For serious gardeners who enjoy plants for more than their pretty flowers and attractive shapes, this combination of science and beauty will supply both inspiration and information. --Jill Lightner

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ho love gardens, propagation is gardening itself, the practice of growing whatever you want, whenever you want. Whether you crave healthy, vigorous plants, wish to grow new ones to share with friends, or hope to produce scores of them to fill your own beds and borders -- for free -- Making More Plants will help fulfill your most vivid garden dreams. Ken Druse, one of America''s foremost gardening authorities, an award-winning photographer, and the author of the best-selling Natural Garden series, presents innovative, practical techniques for expanding any plant collection, with more than 500 full-color photographs.

Based on years of personal research, Making More Plants is a practical manual as well as a beautiful garden book, presenting procedures Ken Druse has tested and adapted, as well as photographed step by step. In clear, nspirational language Ken takes the mystery out of seemingly complex practices such as seed conditioning, bulb division, leaf and stem cu

About the Author

Ken Druse is nationally known as a garden expert, and with the huge success of his previous four titles -- The Natural Garden, The Natural Shade Garden, The Natural Habitat Garden, and The Collector''s Garden -- is America''s best-loved gardener. Ken has contributed both articles and photographs to numerous gardening magazines, and is the garden editor of House Beautiful magazine. He lives and gardens in New York and New Jersey.

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Judith A.
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Excellent resource for gardeners
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2020
What gardener doesn''t want more plants? This book clearly explains all the methods of propagating more plants from the ones you have. It is well written, and the photography is outstanding.
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CMG
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This book was recommended to me by a gardener in a commercial nursery
Reviewed in the United States on February 24, 2015
This book was recommended to me by a gardener in a commercial nursery. He lost a lot of my business by doing so; this book has allowed me to propagate more of my own plants and obtain growable specimens from other sources. Last spring was the first in my gardening life... See more
This book was recommended to me by a gardener in a commercial nursery. He lost a lot of my business by doing so; this book has allowed me to propagate more of my own plants and obtain growable specimens from other sources. Last spring was the first in my gardening life that I did not buy any plants for the garden nor hanging baskets. Even now, in February, I have a greenhouse full of blossoms and thriving cuttings ready and waiting for spring. The author takes time to explain in detail processes, and identifies plants photogenically. Easy to use, it has become my go-to reference!
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brent
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... been looking for a book about propagation that is easy to read but not "dumbed down
Reviewed in the United States on February 9, 2017
I have been looking for a book about propagation that is easy to read but not "dumbed down." This book is that. It has a great appendix too. I wish it had a little more emphasis on native plants for my interests but it is certainly still useful. The photography... See more
I have been looking for a book about propagation that is easy to read but not "dumbed down." This book is that. It has a great appendix too. I wish it had a little more emphasis on native plants for my interests but it is certainly still useful. The photography is excellent as well.
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composer
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I ordered the Kindle version but would recommend the paper version instead
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015
This is THE book of plant propagation for the home gardener. Although I''ve planted many seeds and divided many plants, I''ve not done many leaf or stem cuttings. Druse'' clear guides to success have been very helpful; I''m currently propagating some echeveria and rex begonias... See more
This is THE book of plant propagation for the home gardener. Although I''ve planted many seeds and divided many plants, I''ve not done many leaf or stem cuttings. Druse'' clear guides to success have been very helpful; I''m currently propagating some echeveria and rex begonias based on his recommendations and dreaming of all of the softwood cuttings awaiting me in the garden this spring. I ordered the Kindle version but would recommend the paper version instead; it may be easier to maneuver through the many chapters and how-to''s.
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Eileen S
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Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2014
I have had the hardcover book for a long time, and wanted to get an electronic version for more portability. The book is still great, but beware- the photos, which are so good and helpful in the book, are extremely low resolution in the Kindle edition, to the point of not... See more
I have had the hardcover book for a long time, and wanted to get an electronic version for more portability. The book is still great, but beware- the photos, which are so good and helpful in the book, are extremely low resolution in the Kindle edition, to the point of not being helpful. I can''t recommend this edition of the book as an only copy for that reason. As an accessory version, absolutely.
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Susan Geoffrey
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WORK OF ART WITH WONDERFUL INFO
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2016
This is a beautiful and most instructive book. Although I have too many plants, I have never seen a better book at explaning how to propagate and grow more plants. Different techniques, easily understood and beautiful as a gift for a gardener.
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Propagation of plants
Reviewed in the United States on October 7, 2014
This is everything you ever wanted to know about starting plants. It is easy to understand and the author takes you through step by step. I had originally checked this book out of the library. It had so much information that I wanted to have a copy in my library. It is... See more
This is everything you ever wanted to know about starting plants. It is easy to understand and the author takes you through step by step. I had originally checked this book out of the library. It had so much information that I wanted to have a copy in my library. It is amazing to watch plants germinate and grow. If you are a gardner and want to take your propagation skills to the next level, this is a must have book.
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Katie
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Great resource!
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2020
Great resource, very useful information.
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Merlin712
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Playing at God
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 10, 2012
Wow and I mean WoW, what an amazing book, I''m gob smacked at the superb photographic step by step illustrations, I can''t wait until I can put all this stuff to use. The value for money it represents is staggering. Buying plants is a thing of the past now that you can create...See more
Wow and I mean WoW, what an amazing book, I''m gob smacked at the superb photographic step by step illustrations, I can''t wait until I can put all this stuff to use. The value for money it represents is staggering. Buying plants is a thing of the past now that you can create them from other plants cuttings and roots!
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Very Good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 30, 2013
Very good book full of ideas on how to propagate many different plants. I can save lots of money with this book.
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Reviewed in Canada on September 6, 2016
I bought this book as a gift for a gardener friend of mine without having read it myself. Since it was very well received by my friend, I''ve rated my transaction with 5 stars.
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