Botany for Gardeners Author:Harold William Rickett Copyright 1957 — How plants grow, rather than how to grow plants, is the subject of this informative book. — What makes a seed sprout, a tree trunk expand, a flower open and produce fruit with seeds which in turn will sprout? Exactly why do plants need sunlight, air and water? Why do they require fertilizer? What does pruning do to the growth patt... more »ern of a plant? How do the natural habits of plants affect the grower's handling of them in his garden? Conversely, how do the gardener's practices, both good and bad, affect his plants and the flowers, fruits, and foliage they produce?
With the combined backgrounds of botanist and gardener, artist and teacher, Dr. Harold William Rickett lucidly answers these questions and explains the scientific basis common to all gardening practices. Through this invaluable gardener's guide, better understanding of the principles of botany will breed more successful gardening.« less