• perennial grasses

    Dividing Perennial Grasses

    As we head into early spring weather and our perennial, ornamental grasses start to show new growth, this is the ideal time to divide these plants. Division of grasses, and…

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    Midwest September Garden To-Do List

    Plant fall containers. With some of our summer containers looking a bit haggard, this is a great month to revive container plantings by removing spent plants and replacing them with…

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    The Science Behind Plant Division

    Divide to multiply. Even the language of this common garden practice hints at its paradoxical power. Division is a simple method of vegetative propagation that involves separating a perennial plant…

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    The Ultimate Guide to Dividing Plants

    There is a special technique for dividing each type of plant that depends on its root system and growing habit. With the health of the plant at stake, you want…

  • Agave

    How to Divide and Transplant an Agave

    Dividing an agave is simple: just wiggle the pups until they separate from the mother plant, making sure to include some roots. In this video, Jeff Moore of Solana Succulents in…

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    Dividing a Plant Without Digging It Up

    Dividing perennials improves the health of mature plants and allows you to increase the number of plants in your garden. Some can be divided right in the ground. In this…

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    Dividing Plants with Taproots

    Plants that have taproots can be divided by using a sharp knife to slice down the length of the root. Every piece that has at least one eye, some of…

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    Dividing Plants With Roots That Form Offsets

    To divide a plant whose roots form offsets (small plants growing at the base of a larger one), snap the connection between any of the sections to obtain a piece…

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    Dividing Plants with Woody Roots

    Woody perennials often form roots when stems rest on the ground or are buried by gradually accumulating mulch. Make a new plant by simply cutting between the rooted stem and…