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What you can and cannot compost. Planting Calendar: When to Plant Vegetables. How to Propagate Rose of Sharon in Water. Preferring to be ignored, the lovely Rose-of-Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) thrives happily with little attention in U.S.

How to Propagate Rose of Sharon in Water

Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. Undemanding even when it comes to reproduction, Rose-of-Sharon lends itself well to propagation by stem cuttings. Like most hibiscus, the plant roots easily in water. Take softwood cuttings from Rose-of-Sharon during May, June or July for best results. Take an unblemished softwood cutting from a healthy, mature Rose-of-Sharon. Strip the leaves off the lower one-third to one-half of the cutting. Place the cutting on a warm, brightly lit windowsill out of direct sun. Mist the cutting once or twice daily with warm water to supply humidity. Replenish the water as necessary to maintain the original level. Plant the Rose-of-Sharon in a sunny garden spot when new foliar growth emerges. Things You Will Need Clean, sharp knife Small, clear glass Tip About the Author A full-time writer since 2007, Axl J. Have Feedback? How to Grow a Rose of Sharon Bush From Cuttings. Seed from bought bananas. Spiderworts, How to grow and care for Spiderwort Plants, Tradescantia andersoniana.

Growing Spiderworts: How To Grow And Care For Spiderwort Plants. By Nikki Phipps (Author of The Bulb-o-licious Garden) Yet another wildflower favorite and must have for the garden is the spiderwort (Tradescantia) plant.

Growing Spiderworts: How To Grow And Care For Spiderwort Plants

These interesting flowers not only offer something different to the landscape but are extremely easy to grow and care for. 10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants. By Todd Meier When dividing perennials, timing and technique are important.

10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants

And while many perennials can be divided in either early spring or early fall, some are very picky. The optimal time to divide specific perennials is denoted by (S) for spring and (F) for early fall. A single asterisk indicates that division should take place after the plant flowers. 10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants. 10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants. Dividing and Replanting Hardy Hibiscus.

How to Root a Plum Tree From a Limb? Plant Layering Information – What Plants Can Be Propagated By Layering. By Anne Baley Everyone is familiar with propagating plants by saving seeds and most people know about taking cuttings and rooting them to create new plants.

Plant Layering Information – What Plants Can Be Propagated By Layering

A less familiar way to clone your favorite plants is propagation by layering. There are a number of layering propagation techniques, but all of them work by causing the plant to grow roots along a stem, and then cutting the rooted stem top from the base plant. This allows you to create a number of fresh new plants where you formerly only had bare stems, and will make perfect copies of your favorite plant varieties. Air Layering For Difficult-To-Root Plants. Everett E.

Air Layering For Difficult-To-Root Plants

Janne Extension landscape horticulturist (Deceased) Air layering is a useful method of producing roots on the stem of indoor landscape plants that have become “leggy” through the loss of their lower foliage. This method, believed to have been developed centuries ago by the Chinese, has been used successfully as a mean of propagating some of the more difficult-to-root plants. Because it required excessive care and patience, air layering was used only by the highly trained plantsman. The procedure was to wound the stem or branch of a plant and enclose the wounded stem with moist sphagnum moss or similar rooting medium until roots develop from the wounded area. Plant Propagation by Layering: Instructions for the Home Gardener. Stems that are still attached to their parent plant may form roots where they come in contact with a rooting medium.

Plant Propagation by Layering: Instructions for the Home Gardener

This method of vegetative propagation is generally successful, because water stress is minimized and carbohydrate and mineral nutrient levels are high. The development of roots on a stem while the stem is still attached to the parent plant is called layering. A layer is the rooted stem following detachment (removal) from the parent plant. Some plants propagate naturally by layering, but sometimes plant propagators assist the process. Layering is enhanced by wounding the stem where the roots are to form. Simple layering can be accomplished by bending a low growing, flexible stem to the ground. Simple layering can be done in early spring using a dormant branch, or in late summer using a mature branch. Mum Propagation: How To Start Mums From Seeds And Cuttings. By Bonnie L.

Mum Propagation: How To Start Mums From Seeds And Cuttings

Grant Chrysanthemums are one of the heralds of fall although they are also produced for spring blooming. The flowers come in all the hues of the harvest and echo the changing leaf colors. Propagation Of Hyacinths: Tips On Hyacinth Propagation By Seed And Bulbs. By Mary H.

Propagation Of Hyacinths: Tips On Hyacinth Propagation By Seed And Bulbs

Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Dependable spring-blooming bulbs, hyacinths provide chunky, spiky blooms and a sweet fragrance year after year. Although most gardeners find it easier and faster to purchase hyacinth bulbs, hyacinth propagation by seeds or offset bulbs is easier than you may think. Want to learn more about propagating and growing hyacinth bulbs? Propagating Forsythia Plants – How To Grow Forsythia From Seed And Cuttings. By Jackie Carroll Forsythia bursts into bloom in late winter, well ahead of most other early-season shrubs.

Propagating Forsythia Plants – How To Grow Forsythia From Seed And Cuttings

They look fantastic in groupings and shrub borders, and they make an attractive informal hedge. Dividing Hostas Like A Pro - How & When To Divide Your Hosta Plants. How to properly divide your hostas.

Dividing Hostas Like A Pro - How & When To Divide Your Hosta Plants

Watch Richard Merritt of New Hampshire Hostas as he shows you step-by-step how to propagate your hostas. Richard talks about the best time of year to transplant hostas, the tools to use and the soil and type of compost he uses at New Hampshire Hostas. There are two ideal times to divide your hosta: Spring and Fall. The reasons are simple: There is reduced demand by the foliage for water.There is usually more moisture available than during summer. Inevitably, when you divide plants, you are losing some of the root system. Hosta Division In The Spring Spring division is about a four week window. Hosta Division In The FallFall division is also an approximately four week window. What You Need To KnowGenerally, lifting and dividing hostas is setting them back several years in maturity. Why Are You Dividing Your Hostas? Hosta Plants Only Improve With Age When They Are In The Right Location. How to Divide Bearded Irises: 8 Steps.

View topic - Definitive Outdoor Temperature Guidelines. Rooting Softwood And Hardwood Cuttings. By Heather Rhoades Many people say that shrubs, bushes and trees are the backbone of garden design. Many times, these plants provide structure and architecture around which the rest of the garden is created. 4 Ways to Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings. Steps Selecting Hydrangea Cuttings <img alt="Image titled Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings Step 1" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn" onload="WH.performance.clearMarks('image1_rendered'); WH.performance.mark('image1_rendered');">1Brush away mulch and soil from the base of the back or side of a mature hydrangea plant.

<img alt="Image titled Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings Step 2" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn"> Hydrangea from Cuttings Step 2.360p.mp42Look for a non-flowering shoot with 2 to 3 pairs of leaves. It is important to look for a cutting near the base of the plant, as woodier cuttings will generally produce more roots. <img alt="Image titled Grow Hydrangea from Cuttings Step 3" src=" width="728" height="410" class="whcdn">3Make sure the proposed cutting is at least 5 to 6 inches (12.7 to 15.2 cm) in length. How to Divide Bearded Irises: 8 Steps. Free Printable Garden Seed Packets! How to Make Seed Tape. 1250 959 2Google7StumbleSharePrint Materials Needed toilet paper, paper towels or napkins ruler marker all-purpose glue tweezers (optional) seeds toilet paper or paper towel tube Step 1: Prepare the "Tape" Measure out a length of toilet paper.

If the planting row will be narrow and straight, cut the toilet paper in half lengthwise. Step 2: Mark Seed Spacing Consult the packet of seeds to find out how far apart the seeds should be planted, then use marker or pen to mark each spot where a seed will go. New for 2015! Topper'Topper's Place - Soil Blocks: Make your own block makers and save money. The principle of soil blocks is to provide a growing medium for your starts that does not use a container, that allows the small seedlings to have just a tiny amount of space to germinate and begin growing and be easily and safely transplanted (absolutely NO transplant shock). Bottom line.. saves time, space, resources AND money…. I love doing things the easy way, and, for me, soil blocks are the only way. No containers to clean and sanitize every year.

Make A Soil Blocker - Do-It-Yourself Soil Block Gardening - All Soil Block Principles remain the same, except this makes round cakes, not soil blocks. Makes a nice round 1-1/4" soil block. Total cost= $7.00-10.00 with easily found parts at any hardware store. Try this "blocking mix" or soil cell mix: 1 part milled sphagnum moss2 parts Vermiculite*2 parts Perlite These ingredients work well for soil cells rather than soil blocks.

Warning: The whole soil block art & philosophy is about root growth in a compacted soil block. Check out this link for another option on how to make free soil blocks. What you will need: Assembly Instructions: Wonderful DIY Vertical PVC Planter. 27 Patio Hacks: Clever Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space. Growing Watermelon on Trellises - Abundant Mini Gardens. If you’ve been avoiding growing watermelons because your garden is too small, wait no longer! 10 Backyard Wood Projects for Total Beginners. 9 Creative Ways to Build a Backyard Hangout. 24 Signs You've Found Your Soul Mate There are people you meet who, for no reason you can explain, you share a connection with on a deeper level than anyone else you've ever known. Whether you believe in the kind of a soul mate born from fiction and fairy tales, or simply hope that there is someone out there who is meant just for you, there are some sure signs to tell if you're on the right track to finding them.

N.J. Weed Gallery Thumbnail Images: N.J. Weed Gallery. How to Make Cuttings From a Redbud Tree. Outdoor Landscape. Start Your Own Apple Trees From Seeds. Bundt Cake Planter. Birch Branch Tripod Lantern. After the holidays, I wanted to create a way to repurpose my birch branches. So, I came up with an inexpensive and fun solution, using a simple lantern from the dollar store. Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $2.00 Difficulty: Moderate I started with a 6 foot long birch branch, that was originally part of one of my outdoor Christmas arrangements, and I cut it into three 2 foot lengths using a mitre saw. I secured them into a tripod shape at the top, using some twine. Then, I tied the lantern with twine, and hung it from the centre of the tripod. Lastly, I added a simple white candle, and voila.

Home Improvement Ideas, Photos and Answers. Recycled Garden Decor. Even though it is cold and snowy outside here, I am dreaming of summer and my garden. How To Easily Collect Rain Water For Your Outdoor Watering Needs. Learn How to Make a Succulent Wreath. How to Collect Seed From Ornamental Cabbage. Build a Vertical Garden and Turn a Small Space into a Big Harvest! Whether you’re growing scrumptious veggies, flavorful herbs or gorgeous flowers and succulents, gardening is a very rewarding pastime. Sometimes, though, your love of plants can be bigger than your available square footage. If you’re looking for ways to maximize the space you have while growing a sustainable, resource-friendly garden, look no further! Whether you want to plant indoors or outdoors, these tools of the trade will help you bust through the limits of plain old “flat” gardening and set you on your way to growing an awesome vertical garden.

“Pocket” Gardening One of the easiest ways to make a foray into vertical gardening is with commercially available hanging “plant pocket” kits. Container Gardening Hanging containers are another option for creating a living wall, and they also work well on balconies or indoors. There are also many stackable containers available. Coffee Grounds & Gardening: Using Coffee Grounds As Fertilizer. Garden Ideas. Coke Bottle Terrarium. Small Greenhouse Made From Old Antique Windows. Repurposed Glass Light Shades. How to Start Seeds in as Little as One Day. Pathways Design Ideas for Home and Garden. Garden mailbox toolshed.