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Propagating From Ground Layering
Friday April 09
Layering, and ground layering in particular, is the easiest method and the one most likely to produce successful results. Layering allows future cuttings to form their own roots before being detached from the parents plant. In ground layering, a section of a flexible branch is…
Propagating From Cuttings
Friday March 26
The easiest cutting propagation method for trees and shrubs is to start cuttings taken in the late summer or early fall from new, but mature, growth that has not yet become completely woody. These are called semi-ripe, semi-mature, or semi-hardwood cuttings. Follow these steps to…
Tree Topping
Friday March 12
One pruning practice that should never be used is tree topping. Topping is done in an attempt to control height or size, to prevent trees from growing into overhead power lines, to allow more light onto a property or to prevent a tall tree from…
When To Plant
Friday February 26
For the most part, trees and shrubs can be planted at any time of year, though some seasons are better for the plants and more convenient than others.  Spring is a very good time to plant. It gives the tree or shrub an entire growing…
Planning a Garden: Fast or Slow Growing
Friday February 12
Growth rate and lifespan, though not really aesthetic features of woody plants, are nonetheless important aspects to consider when planning a garden. A fast-growing tree or shrub that grows 24" or more a year will mature quickly and can be used to fill in space in…

Plant Of The Week

Kwanzan Cherry
Tuesday April 20
'Kwanzan' is the most popular Japanese cherry tree cultivar for cherry blossom viewing in Europe and North America. 
Redbud
Tuesday April 13
Cercis canadensis, the eastern redbud, is a large deciduousshrub or small tree, native to eastern North America from southern Ontario, south to northern Florida but which can thrive as far west as California. It is the state tree of Oklahoma.
Magnolia
Tuesday April 06
The flowers of many species are considered edible. In parts of England, the petals of M. grandiflora are pickled and used as a spicy condiment. 
Pussy Willow
Tuesday March 30
Pussy willow is a name given to many of the smaller species of the genus Salix (willows and sallows) when their furry catkins are young in early spring. 
Friday March 26
A bulb's leaf bases, also known as scales, generally do not support leaves, but contain food reserves to enable the plant to survive adverse conditions. 

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