dividing plants

  • How-To

    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…

  • How-To

    Dividing Plants with Surface Roots

    Some perennials have roots that run on or just below the surface of the soil. They form new crowns and roots when they reach open spaces or make contact with…

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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…