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The Biology of Horticulture: An Introductory Textbook
This comprehensive book provides a thorough scientific foundation on the growth and care of plants common to all horticultural commodities. Continuing in the tradition of the first edition, it incorporates the principles behind the techniques described in other ''how-to'' horticulture texts. By providing readers with a thorough grounding in the science of horticulture, it ...more
Hardcover, 528 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Wiley
(first published January 4th 1993)
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I wanted a book that would discuss nutrient absorption, cell construction, fertilizers, maximizing growth and blooming all from a grower's prospective. This is a great book. It isn't specifically about orchids, but many of the same principles apply -- and now I can make better use of the books I have about orchids. So, yes, this is a nerdy book -- but very informative and clearly written.