Plant Propagation-softwood cuttings

Are you interested in plant propagation? One of the best ways (and easiest!) to propagate plants is by taking cuttings and subject them to the right conditions so they forms roots. Although semi-hard and hardwood cuttings will root, softwood cuttings … Continue reading

How to reawaken your misting system for spring

Just as getting your misting system ready for winter is extremely important, so is getting it ready for spring. With just a few simple steps, you can make sure you are off to a good start. First, take a quick … Continue reading

An easy way to select the correct misting system parts

Are you looking for parts to build a misting system to propagate plants? Read this article to find out why you are wasting time…

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Can you use a water storage tank for misting without using a pump?

I often get asked if a simple water storage tank like a rain barrel, can be used to provide water for a misting system. In this day and age, many folks are thinking greener and using barrels or drums to … Continue reading

What parts are needed to build an intermittent misting system?

Good question. Here is a short list of the parts needed to build a mist system for propagating plants. Depending on the complexity of your system, you may need parts not listed. A timer that can mist for seconds at … Continue reading

Michael Dirr iPhone app to debut at the 2011 National Green Centre in St. Louis

For all you tech savvy folks with iPhones, Michael Dirr, the author of the highly popular Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses, will reveal an app called Dirr’s Tree and Shrub Finder. The … Continue reading

5 tips on maintaining your plant propagation misting system

Maintaining your misting system is vital to a long lived and trouble free service, but isn’t as difficult as you may think. Here are 5 tips to keep your system running in tip top shape. 1. Check your misting system … Continue reading

Electronic leaves for plant propagation

What is an electronic leaf? An electronic leaf (often called a Mist-a-matic) is a mechanical device that controls the frequency and amount of mist that cuttings receive. It does this by using a lever with a screen or other flat … Continue reading