About the Book: Encompassing Descriptive Notes On Hundreds Of Garden Plants, Suitable For Hot As Well As Mild Climates, This Comprehensive Treatise On Gardening Offers A Mine Of Scientific Information To Both-The Commercial Gardeners As Well As Those For Whom Gardening Is A Pleasures. Besides Specific Details Regarding Distribution, Varieties, Soil & Climate, Propagation, Diseases, Etc., For Each Of The Included Species, The Book Describes The General Principles And Practices Related To Maintenance And Management Of Gardens In The Tropics. Topics Like Rotation Of Crops, Cross-Breeding, Insects And Garden Pests, Transplanting, Etc., Are Discussed And There Are Numerous Tables Of Necessary Scientific Data, Large Number Of Illustrations, Footnotes And An Exhaustive Index For Easier Reference Hunting. Contents: Chapter 1: Soil, Chapter 2: Measurement Of Land, Chapter 3: Climate, Chapter 4: Table Showing Rainfall, Etc., Of Some Important Stations, Chapter 5: Table Of Mean Temperature, Chapter 6: Table Of Maximum And Minimum Temperatures, Chapter 7: Table Showing Monthly Mean Temperature Of Ground, Chapter 8: Table Showing Nocturnal Radiation, Etc., Chpater 9: Manure, Chapter 10: Propagation, Chapter 11: Grafting, Chapter 12: Irrigation And Watering, Chapter 13: Drainage, Chapter 14: Plant Labels, Chapter 15: Gardening Tools And Implements, Chapter 16: Pruning, Chapter 17: Transplanting, Chapter 18: Plant Pots, Chapter 19: Noxious Insects And Garden Pests, Chapter 20: Garden Edgings, Chapter 21: Fences, Chapter 22: Laying Out Gardens, Chapter 23: The Mala Or Hot Season Garden, Chapter 24: The Conservatory, Chapter 25: The Lawn, Chapter 26: Preparing Flowers For Exhibition, Chapter 27: Horticultural Myths, Chapter 28: The Romance Of Pollination, Chapter 29: The Life Of The Plant, Chapter 30: Rotation Of Crops, Chapter 31: Plant Breeding By Hybridisation And Selection, Chapter 32: The Composition Of Plants, Chapter 33: Classification Of Plants, Chapter 34: Notes On Garden Plants, Chapter 35: Rubber, India Rubber, And Caoutchouc.
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