The Green World

Series Editor William G. Hopkins Professor Emeritus of Biology university of Western ontario

Dedicated to my husband Jonathan, and to our parents Ron, Jane, and Annie who nurtured a love for things green and growing


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ISBN-10: 0-7910-8961-4 ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-8961-3

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Horticulture / Gail M. Lang.

  1. cm. — (The Green world) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-7910-8961-4 (hardcover) 1. Horticulture—Juvenile literature. I. Title. II. Series.
  2. L36 2006

635—dc22 2006025585

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Table of Contents

1 10,000 Years of Horticulture 2

2 Classification of Plants is

3 Propagation and Breeding sc

4 Cultural Requirements 46

5 Ecology and Pest Management 62

6 Commercial Horticulture 78

7 Garden Design 90

8 Horticultural Professions 102

Glossary 108

Bibliography 115

Further Reading 118

Index 120

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