The Plant World, Vol. 8 Plant World Association

ISBN: 9781330334874

Published: September 27th 2015

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326 pages


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The Plant World, Vol. 8  by  Plant World Association

The Plant World, Vol. 8 by Plant World Association
September 27th 2015 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 326 pages | ISBN: 9781330334874 | 6.38 Mb

Excerpt from The Plant World, Vol. 8Can Nature Guide Horticulture? The amount of truth in the statement that horticulture as an empirical art can obtain but little guidance from botany and a knowledge of the conditions under which plants occur inMoreExcerpt from The Plant World, Vol. 8Can Nature Guide Horticulture? The amount of truth in the statement that horticulture as an empirical art can obtain but little guidance from botany and a knowledge of the conditions under which plants occur in nature, depends upon the deour ignorance of the influence of environmental factors and of the relationships of plants to them, and of our grasp of physiological as distinct from physical effects.

With increase of knowledge the validity of the statement musl decrease. In no direction has research in recent years provided more valuable data of significance to horticulture than in that of the water-relation ships of plants the conception of physiological droughl is Ear reaching. Soils and Physiological Drought. Our knowledge of the mechanical and chemical States of Soils, of their varying retentivene-- of water, and of the effect upon this of aeration and temperature, tells us thai -oils, anatomically and constitutionally different, may be physiologically alike in respect of the watei relationships of plant-.

It sounds paradoxical to say that a soaking peat soil is to plants in respect of water like a desert-sand, a salt-Strand, a tufa, a half-frozen loam, a tree hark. Yet all are ph ioli gkall dr to the plant a critical item of botanical information to the gardener. Gtide to Cultivation. From the side oi thi plant it- If aquatic adaptation iso distinctive, so different from terrestrial and epiphytic, ato have been alvt Jbotan ical indication of cultural conditionupon which the gardi acted- and if horticulture can derive guidance from such promati fthe significanci plantform in terrestrial and epiphytic plants should he no less instructive.

Watei a I Water-obh In the attitude of nitp. tlnii we recognize conservation, mainly exhibited in the shoot, and obtention, chief!) centered in i. ar ingl) corn.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition.

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