Cloning

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    Plants That Keep On Giving

    One of the first rules that novice gardeners are ordered to abide by is the necessity of using—and, hence, buying—a minimum of three of the same plant. For aesthetics’ sake,…

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    An Easy Way to Get More Dahlias

    There are two ways to grow hybrid dahlias (Dahlia cvs., USDA Hardiness Zones 9–11): by planting tubers or by growing plants from cuttings. Both methods will produce healthy plants and…

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    A Better Fix for Root-Bound Plants

    Circling roots are bad. After five years in the ground, this tree’s uncorrected roots remain wrapped around the stem. They will eventually strangle the trunk, causing the tree to decline…

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    Hardwood Cuttings Made Easy

    Did you ever love a plant so much that you wished you could make more of it? I feel that way about Japanese snowball bush (Viburnum plicatum f. plicatum, USDA…

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    Container Gardening on the Cheap

    It’s no secret that potted annuals and tropicals and Vietnamese ceramics are usually kinder on the eyes than on the wallet. But if you don’t feel like splurging this year,…

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    Got a Little Ground to Cover?

    One garden cliché that drives me crazy is that ground covers are rambunctious troublemakers. The problem is that a few aggressive thugs give the entire lot a bad name. Most…