plant propagation

  • grafting techniques

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Two Grafting Techniques

    Cleft and side veneer are two frequently used grafting methods in horticulture. Each has its pros and cons. Some species have also shown to do better with one method over…

  • plant grafting

    Plant Grafting 101

    Nearly every gardener has purchased a plant that was propagated through grafting. Grafting has been used by plant growers for thousands of years, and many of the most popular shrubs…

  • grafting methods

    3 Less-Common Grafting Methods

    While cleft grafting and side veneer grafting are two of the most commonly used methods in commercial plant production, there are many other forms of grafting that may be used…

  • propagating houseplant from cuttings

    Learn 5 Ways to Propagate Houseplants Through Cuttings

    There’s nothing more satisfying to a gardener than growing more of the plants you love and doing it from scratch. Whether you’re growing new specimens from a houseplant you already…

  • roots for propagation

    Easy Plant Propagation Shortcuts

    I don’t know about you, but plant propagation has always felt like a mystery to me. There are so many ways to propagate, and each plant has different wants and…

  • How-To

    How a Plant Gets to Market

    Why should you care where your petunia comes from? The best reason is that knowing the basics behind any consumer-goods supply chain leads to a better understanding of cost and…

  • Article

    The Sex Life of Flowers

    Plants, like animals, have a sex life. But unlike animals, plants can’t walk, swim, fly, or crawl around in search of a mate. For procreation, most plants need assistance, so…

  • How-To

    Grow more plants with root cuttings

    Use this simple technique at the right time to multiply some of your favorites

  • Kitchen Gardening

    Using Softwood Cuttings to Propagate Plants

    Cuttings (or "slips") can be taken from softwood, semi-hardwood, or hardwood plants. Depending on the species you'll have tons of new plants in 2 to 5 weeks!