Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science and Agriculture

Degree Discipline



Floriculture is first an art and second a science. Propagation of flowers or any useful plant is a mental and emotional endeavor, stimulated by man's desire to create. It is tempered, disciplined, and improved by scientific principles and utilitarian demands.

Shortly after coming to Prairie View in January, 1970, it was decided to attempt propagating chrysanthemums, based on an earlier gardening experience. A small plot on the college farm was provided. The experiences of that first year provided the basis for a more extensive project in 1971, of which this paper is concerned. Much of the basic information on propagating and marketing techniques was provided by Geo. J, Ball, Inc. of Chicago.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J.C. Williams, Willie McCullough

Committee Member

Oliver Smith, Roy Shepperd

Committee Member

Oliver Smith, Roy Shepperd

Committee Member

Charles George, Carolyn Rodgers

Committee Member

Caesar Tejeda, Dollice Walker


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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