You can have beautiful roses for next to nothing by growing your own bushes from cuttings. here is how you do it~ Scope out established rose bushes.. your neighbors yard, old houses and even better are older cemeteries where a long forgotten rose bush from another era could be hiding out, and find the rose you want to propagate ~ Make sure when you take your cuttings you have a jar of water in which to place them to keep them from wilting, once wilted your cutting will not root. For repeat…
How to... take clematis cuttings.
I love propagating plants. Actually that's something of an understatement - at this time of year it's more of an obsession. The garden and n...
New Terrain to Cover (in Connecticut) - Gardenista
Our friend Katharine Huber, an architect and photographer, stopped by Terrain's cavernous new garden and home store in Westport, Connecticut the other day:
Malus 'Prairifire', Evening Garden Walk
When family or friends join us for an evening walk in the garden, I will point out "this is one of my favorite trees". The only problem with that statement is we have planted about 50 specimens over the years, and each was selected because of a particular habit or feature which we found especially appealing. This time of year a spectacular tree happens to be the flowering crabapple, (Malus 'Priarifire'). The photos do some justice to the actual blossom, an unmatched beauty of color in the…
Garden Pinks Dianthus gratianopolitanus Firewitch from Growing Colors
Dianthus can be grown in full sun or part shade, but the foliage will not be as lush and fewer flowers will be produced if it is grown in hot, dry areas. Do a thorough clean-up in the fall to prevent pest and disease problems, and add a layer of mulch to protect the evergreen foliage. As soon as the weather begins to warm up, remove all of this mulch to prevent crown rot. Dianthus can be propagated by division every few years in early spring, just as the new growth begins to appear.
John Dromgoole divides plants: Central Texas Gardener
Learn how to propagate plants with cuttings. It's a good way to shape up overgrown plants, start new ones,or share with your friends. With frost tender pla...
Plants that butterflies love ~ Verbena (Verbena bonariensis) Neat compact perennial plant bearing heads of pale violet flowers from mid summer onwards. Has rough mid green leaves, prefers sun and enjoys free draining soil, attractive to most insects but particularly butterflies. Propagate by seed.
Nandiarvattom or Crepe jasmine or Carnation of India (Tabeamaemontana diverticata family Apocyanaceae) is a small shrub that produces white fragrant flowers throughout the year, leaves are simple, dark green, fruits are rarely produced; propagation done mainly through stem cuttings. These flowers are considered sacred and used for temple performances.
Heliotrope 'Marine'. So pretty in containers...highly-fragrant vanilla scent, rich purple flower heads, dark green rough and wrinkly foliage. Annual in Idaho...propagate from seed or cuttings. This is a beauty!!
Propagation Techniques by Plant Variety | How To Propagate Plants
A guide to determining the best method of propagation for individual plant species at PlantPropagation.com.