How To Layer Plants

Layering is one of Nature’s own methods of plant reproduction. In a natural state, shrubs that grow long arching stems, such as those of the blackberry family, layer themselves. Where the tip of the long arching stem touches the ground, as it does always when allowed to grow unchecked and unsupported, roots form, and these … Read more

Plant Propagation

Plant propagation is one of the most exciting of all forms of garden activity. To the pleasure of planning and planting—the arrangement of beauty—can be added the thrill of raising Fresh plants from seed and multiplying cuttings; and, when we become experienced gardeners, of raising new varieties by cross-breeding Before describing details of the various … Read more