This authoritative, practical guide describes the latest plant grafting techniques for students, professionals and enthusiastic amateurs. Author Peter MacDonald puts the latest grafting practices in the context of historical techniques, and clarifies the reasons for grafting plants that include to control growth, to combat cultivation problems, to increase yields and for special effects. He explains the science behind the process in order to help readers understand what happens when plants graft and how to become successful grafters. Peter also demonstrates the main grafting processes and follows this with a chart of selected plants that indicates which process to use for each.
Peter MacDonald teaches at the Scottish Agricultural College and researches propagation techniques for industrial application. He is former president of the International Plant Propagator's Society. He teaches and runs workshops for the National Trust School of Scotland.
"Should be on every serious gardener's shelf."
– Dominique Browning, New York Times Book Review