Ornamental Horticulture is a branch of Horticulture which deals with commercial growing of flowers ornamental plants and beautification of surroundings. This subject assumes great importance in improving total environment and checks visual pollution by way of beautification. The flowers have been eulogised by poets and artists for generations not merely for their ornamental properties but for their versatile curative properties.
The Study of ornamental horticulture comprises of two parts i.e. the knowledge of growing of plants like annuals, shrubs, climber, trees, bulbous, succulents and cactus, shade loving plants, lawn etc. and their use in beautification programme. The information on above aspect is scattered in different book and a great difficulty was being felt by students, landscapers and scientist. In this context, a need of simple book on introduction, cultivation and management of ornamental plants is highly demanded by student of Horticulture and florists of India.
This book describes in details collection identification, propagation, cultivation, nutritional and weed management, plant and flowers senescence management etc., of annuals, herbs, shrubs, climbers and ornamental trees. Since, beautification involves the principles of art and gardening styles. Therefore, bio aesthetic planning, basics of landscaping and flowers arrangement have also been discussed in details.
Special care has been taken to present the subject matter in a simple and lucid style. Book further includes recent available information. The illustrations have been drawn from own specimens with photographs.