• Raising an avocado

    I have an avocado that now has roots enough to plant in soil. Do I remove the 2 halves of the pit when planting?    …

  • July: Propagate Shrubs with Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings of shrubs such as buddleia, weigela, rose-of-sharon and roses. Place them in pots of moist sand or potting soil, then cover them with a plastic bag, glass jar or large plastic pop bottle, creating a mini-greenhouse. When…

  • Poppies

    My friend has the most beautiful red poppy plant and I want to have it. We tried the seed head one year but it did not take. She won’t dig into it so how do I clone it. Is there…

  • Daffodils not blooming…

    Last growing season I must have been impatient or careless regarding the pruning of my daffodils; probably the former – “impatient”.. In other words I probably cut the daffodil leaves and spent buds back too soon. Because, several of my…

  • Hydrangea and Laurel design

    A landscaper suggested Hydrangea trees for the front of the house. The arched spot is 15′ wide and 8.5′ from the house to the tip of the arch. He suggested 5 otto lyuken laurels (3 behind and 2 in front)…

  • Waldsteinia propagation

    I currently have a great patch of barren strawberry (Waldsteinia ternata) that I’d like to extend. Can I use my existing plants to create new plantings? If so, how?…

  • Pandanus Veitchii Plant

    I just wanted to report that my plant is still doing great. It has several shoots (babies). How tall should the shoots be before taking them from the plant to root them? Also, I was thinking that for the shoots,…

  • Identity of a bush

    I live in zone 3b or 4 in a rural setting. I found a flowering bush which probably was an old homestead site. I need help identifying it so I can propagate to have some on my own property. Thank…

  • Strange growth on plant in same pot as my orchid

    The Cattleya orchid plant I purchased a number of years ago came with a small plant that that strings along with semi-circle leaves. This small plant kept on growing without any problems. But today, to my surprise, I noticed that…

  • Leaf Propagation

    Hello, I just bought a new Begonia rex “Autumn Ember”. It’s pretty beat up now and the leaves aren’t as orange as I’d like. If I propagate the Begonia by leaf cuttings it doesn’t matter what leaf I select, right?…

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