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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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

Why your Nearing frame must face true North and not magnetic North (and how to do it)

The secret to situating a Nearing frame is getting it oriented correctly. Simply taking a compass and aligning the opening toward North with a compass is not enough. Here’s why direct sunlight should not enter the Nearing frame: The key … Continue reading