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

Are you ready for a misting system malfunction?

No, well it doesn’t really take much to be prepared in the event that a piece of your misting system decides to stop working. Of course, this is more likely to happen at the worst possible time, like when you … Continue reading

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

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