Book ID: 105714
Ornamental plants and garden design in tropics and subtropics: an encyclopedia in two volumes with more than 7000 color illustrations. 2 vols. 2015. ca. 7000 col. figs. LIV, 952 p. Hardcover.
Contents: Preface. Volume 1: Importance, uses and scope of ornamental horticulture/ Improvement of ornamental plants/ Garden tools, implements, machineries and accessories/ Propagation, establishment and management of nursery of ornamental plants/ Greenhouse technology and cultivation of ornamental plants/ Trees/Shrubs/ Bulbous plants/ House plants/ Climbers. Index. //Volume 2: Annuals/ Orchids/ Rose/ Landscape architecture and garden design/Carnation/ Cacti and other succulents/ Chrysanthemum/ Gerbera/Anthurium/ Palms/ Lawn/ Bonsai/ Flower arrangement and floral decoration./ Index - During the last six decades, with the increase in awareness of the serious adverse effects of environmental pollution and climate change on living beings on the earth, afforestation, roadside plantation, landscaping, development of botanic gardens, arboretums, parks, private and public gardens have created a great demand for planting materials. With a steady increase in the demand of cut flowers, cut foliage and pot plants of many lowering and ornamental plants like rose, chrysanthemum, carnation, gerbera, lilium, anthurium, orchids and many others and simultaneous development of greenhouse technology for the production of flowers of superior quality and attractive pot plants including species and cultivars of house plants for a regular supply to domestic and export market the year round. In view of the facts stated above, it was considered necessary to bring out a publication comprising all major aspects of ornamental horticulture suitable for tropical and subtropical region. Accordingly, the present publication includes 23 chapters on importance, uses and scope of ornamental horticulture; improvement of ornamental plants; garden tools, implements, machineries and accessories; propagation, establishment and management of nursery of ornamental plants; greenhouse technology and cultivation of ornamental plants; trees; shrubs; bulbous plants; house plants; climbers; annuals; orchids; rose; landscape architecture and garden design; carnation; cacti and other succulents; chrysanthemum; gerbera; anthurium; palms; lawn; bonsai; and flower arrangement and floral decoration adequately illustrated in colour.