How Plants Work

How Plants Work

The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

Paperback - 2015
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The more you know, the better you grow!

Plants are capable of interesting and unexpected things. Why do container plants wilt when they've been regularly watered? Why did the hydrangea that thrived last year never bloom this year? Why do slugs wipe out the vegetable garden instead of eating the weeds? Plant physiology--the study of how living things function--can solve these and most other problems gardeners regularly encounter.

In How Plants Work, horticulture expert and contributor to the popular blog The Garden Professors , Linda Chalker-Scott brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life. She uncovers the mysteries of how and why plants do the things they do, and arms the home gardener with fascinating knowledge that will change the way they garden.

Publisher: Portland : Timber Press, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781604693386
Characteristics: 235 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.


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Mar 14, 2017

This book was written with sound understanding of chemistry, biology and with great common sense of application of scientific knowledge.

A must read for intelligent gardener.


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