Rooting cuttings with Adam Wheeler of Broken Arrow Nursery

I recently took a plant propagation class at the Berkshires Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Although I am a member of a private plant propagation group, have been propagating plants for a few years now, own a company I started … Continue reading

37 shrubs that are easy to propagate from softwood cuttings

Softwood cuttings are taken in summer of the following plants are quite easy to root and should be a saleable plant in a short amount of time.   Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) Beautybush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) Blue mist shrub (Caryopteris x clandonensis) … Continue reading

What effect does salt have on ornamental plants and groundcovers?

I recently wrote an E-book on the effects salt has on ornamental plants and groundcovers. It explains how soil becomes saline (salty), the effects salt has on plants, as well as how to reduce the salinity of your soil. Download … Continue reading

4 links on protecting your plants from freezing by spraying them with water

I recently mentioned writing an article on exactly how spraying water on your tender plants during a frost or freeze protects them. Well, I am feeling a bit lazy and decided to give you a few links instead to articles … Continue reading

Customize Google news with plant propagation stories

For those of you that are not aware that you can customize the news you receive from Google News, I have a great tip for you. First, you must have a Google account to be able to use this feature. … Continue reading

A customer reveals how he kept his plants from freezing using his misting system

I recently heard from Lee Bridges, a customer who lives in Florida. I have been working with him for a while as he has been assembling a very extensive misting and watering system for his nursery. He wanted to order … Continue reading

Have you had any luck with blueberry propagation?

I have had very little. I have tried to propagate Bluecrop and Northland by using softwood cuttings but have not had great success. Here is what I did: Just as the tips of the plants were turning a bit rigid, … Continue reading

Do You Communicate Effectively?

I like to believe I do. When a customer emails or calls I immediately go into problem solving mode. I put myself in my customers shoes and listen to what they are trying to explain to me. I imagine that … Continue reading

Why you should not use softened water to root cuttings with your misting system

Can you use softened water to root cuttings? Of course you can use water that has passed through a water softener to mist your cuttings with. It will provide the exact same amount of moisture that non-softened water will. However, … Continue reading

Limited time offer: Free “How to start a plant propagation nursery” E-book

The offer for the free E-book has expired. But no worries! You can still get the book by signing up for the newsletter. Just use the link under Free Reports and E-books to get it. Yep, you read that right. … Continue reading