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Reviews of Forcing, etc.: The Indoor Gardener's Guide to Bringing Bulbs, Branches & Houseplants into Bloom

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Author (1): Katherine Whiteside
Author (2): Richard Felber (photographer)

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: November 1999
Published by: Workman Publishing Company
List price: $24.95
ISBN Number: 0761115129

Softcopy edition:
Publish date: October 2003
Published by: Workman Publishing Company
List price: $16.95
ISBN Number: 0761129707



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Exploring the world of paperwhites, potted hyacinths, and more, award-winning garden writer Katherine Whiteside combines hands-on how-to with a flower lover's enthusiasm in a forcing primer that's as complete as it is glorious.

Organized by plant type, Forcing, etc. covers dozens of common and exotic plants that are readily available and easily growable for the indoor gardener. Here are step-by-step instructions demystifying the techniques of forcing bulbs into bloom by simulating autumn, deep winter, and early spring in an accelerated time frame. Of tricking bare branches and twigs to blossom in the house -- weeks or even months before their scheduled time. Of potting up and water forcing. And of raising -- and propagating -- favorite indoor plants. There are unexpected ideas for choosing the right containers throughout, and an appendix offering a mail-order listing of sources for both plants and unusual ornamental materials.

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Positive gardenspot107 On Jul 9, 2012, gardenspot107 wrote:

I was looking for a book to help me further understand the forcing process of a variety of bulbs, especially the amaryllis. The photos provide a great pairing of the information given and the visual needed to be successful. I found this book to be a very worthwhile resource.

Positive paulgrow On Feb 14, 2004, paulgrow wrote:

An excellent source for forcing bulbs and information on propagating plants. Chock full of excellent pictures.
A great buy.

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