Making More Plants
Making More Plants
There are times when it’s best to come into the garden center and get plants that the professional growers have produced. You can get a well-shaped plant of some size and have an attractive looking planting instantly. But there are some plants that professional growers don’t or can’t produce. Root crops, for example, are only planted from seed. Most growers don’t raise many biennials because they grow one year, bloom the next and then die; customers don’t want to spend a lot of money for a plant that won’t bloom the first year but is sure to die after it does flower.
Additionally, plants that are more unusual might be hard to find every year in the garden center. You might see a shrub in your neighbor’s yard that you’ve never seen offered for sale, for example. Or perhaps you found an unusual tender perennial or annual that is unlikely to be offered again…of course you want to find ways to save it for the next season. And finally, there are times when you just want to have dozens of plants and want to do so inexpensively.
In all of the above cases, it’s worthwhile to explore how you can propagate those plants yourself. When is it necessary to grow from seed and when can you take cuttings or root divisions?
That’s what we’re going to cover in an afternoon-long propagation class at Country Garden. On February 12th from 1 to 4 PM we’ll be talking about making more plants. Cuttings, seeds, root divisions and other random methods of propagation. The registration is $20.00 and includes handouts, three hours of information and demonstrations, a jar of rooting hormone, and a discount coupon for purchases that day. Advance registration and payment is required so we are sure to have enough materials for everyone. Call the store to sign up today: 508-775-8703. Questions? Send them to: info at hyanniscountrygarden dot com
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