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Chrysanthemum cultivation

CUT CHRYSANTHEMUM (Dendranthema grandiflora Tzeuleu) Asteraceae Chrysanthemums are next to roses in popularity and have been in cultivation for more than 2,500 years. There are thousands of varieties now in cultivation in different countries and more than 3,000 varieties are being grown in English gardens alone. Suggested Book For Agriculture Student: …

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Tuberose cultivation

Tuberose cultivation

TUBEROSE (Polianthes tuberosa L.) Amaryllidaceae Introduction Tuberose commonly known as Rajni gandha. It produces waxy,  white and fragrant flowers on long spikes, which are mostly used as cut flowers; for making garlands and extracting essential oil. Varieties Single –Calcutta Single, Mexican Single, Phule Rajani, Prajwal, Rajat Rekha, Shringar, Khahikuchi Single, Hyderabad …

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Dahlia cultivation

Dahlia cultivation

  Although the Dahlia originated in Mexico, it flourishes in all sorts of climate, but it is doubtful whether it flowers better anywhere than in our country.  In all kinds of weather, it can be relied upon to produce an eye-catching feature in any garden.  The dahlia is not fastidious …

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Gladiolus cultivation

Gladiolus cultivation

Introduction Gladiolus is a glamorous bulbous flowering plant standing for its flower of beauty and perfection. It was introduced to India sometime during earlier part of nineteenth century. Popularity of this crop as a cut flower is increasing day by day because of its long keeping quality and attractive range …

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Rose cultivation

Rose cultivation

Rose (Rosa indica L.) Introduction Roses are symbol of beauty, fragrance and are used to convey the message of love. In India roses are grown for cut flowers, making essential oil, rose water and gulkand. Dry petals of roses are also used for making incense sticks. Roses are native of …

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Types Of Gardening

Types Of Gardening

Formal style The gardens of Greece and Rome assured an emotional security though their formal style. The Persian, Moorish gardens of Spain and Mughal gardens were also of the same kind and were strictly formal, symmetrical and geometrical resembling a carpet. The Italian renaissance garden was having intricate geometric designs, …

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