Propagation

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Pacific Northwest

    March is a wonderful month for garden inspiration. There are so many changes we start to notice here in the Pacific Northwest. The cold wet days of winter are still…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mountain West

    Begin spring cleanup. While you are in the mood for pruning in the garden, now is also a good time to begin spring cleanup tasks as well. Remove piles of…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northeast

    When February ends and March begins, we winter-weary Northeasterners suffer from Farch (February–March), which consists of a continuation of inconsistent weather and monochrome colors. But let’s not knock March. The…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Northern Plains

    Prepare your perennials It won’t be long now before your perennials start to wake up from their winter slumber. You can help them get a jump-start on the year by…

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    March Garden To-Do List for the Mid-Atlantic

    Spring is just around the corner, and there is much to do in the garden. The weather can be finicky in March, but there will be plenty of mild days…

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    Lesser-Known Methods of Propagation Beyond Stem Cuttings

    While stem cuttings are the most popular method of propagation, plants can be propagated by other means.  Root: Some woodies, such as sassafras (Sassafras albidum, Zones 4–9) and sumac (Rhus…

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    Six Simple Steps for Stem-Cutting Success

    Keep in mind that different species can root better at different times of the year. So if you fail, try again! You can learn much and be inspired by seeing…

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    Southern California: February Garden To-Do List

    It’s Valentine’s Day month, so plant something red! Or gift a red plant to your significant other. This Super Red® aloe (Aloe ‘LEO 3711’, Zones 9–11) has glorious dark red…

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    Midwest: February Garden To-Do List

    Consider plants for winter interest. As Midwestern winters bring more frequent episodes of heavy snow, ice, and winter rain, the garden can look pretty bedraggled by February. Visit your local…

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    Using Cold Frames in the Mountain West

    If you’ve lived in the Mountain West, you know how erratic the weather can be here; sometimes there are swings between temperatures with as much as a 60° to 70°F…