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How to "layer" your shrubs to produce more!  Works well for forsythia, rhododendron, weigela, willows, spirea and quince as well as many others!!!  Can't wait to try this out!!!

How to "layer" your shrubs to produce more! Works well for forsythia, rhododendron, weigela, willows, spirea and quince as well as many others! Can't wait to try this out!

Self-Watering Seed Starters - plastic bottles, paper towel to keep dirt in, holes poked to allow water into dirt.

Another neat upcycling idea: Garden starters.self-watering seed starters made from two liter plastic bottles.

How to Grow Hollyhocks Step-vert How to Grow Hollyhocks. Hollyhocks are generally considered a biennial. They grow leaves the first year and flower, seed and die the next. However, depending on growing conditions and the hardiness of the plants, they frequently live longer than 2 years; in some climates, they are more of a short-lived perennial. If you start hollyhocks indoors, or if you live in an area with a long growing season, there is a chance you could get flowers the first year.

Grow Hollyhocks

How to Grow Hollyhocks Step-vert How to Grow Hollyhocks. Hollyhocks are generally considered a biennial. They grow leaves the first year and flower, seed and die the next. However, depending on growing conditions and the hardiness of the plants, they freq

How to Propagate Fig Trees - My neighbor has been a Master Gardener for a long time. He shared with me how to propagate some cuttings from his Fig Tree.

Propagate Fig Trees: How To and Why - Do FREE fruit trees sound good to you? How about small steps at saving our environment? I'd love to do this with my mom's fig tree!

Climbing plants and vines for growing on screens and trellis- living fence

Climbing plants and vines for growing on screens and trellis- living fence. one day i will have a garden. and a trellis.

Guide to 10 Garden Bugs - good and bad - and how you get rid of the baddies naturally.

Guide To 10 Garden Bugs The Good The Bad And The Natural Remedies Organic Bugs Good Bad Garden Garde

Sunshine Lavender Farm: Want MORE Lavender Plants? Root Some!

"Sunshine Lavender Farm: Want MORE Lavender Plants? Root Some! There are two times a year that one can take cuttings to root- in the spring just before the plant comes into flower AND in the early fall.

If you have one shrub, you can easily get more by using this simple method, called layering. In spring or early fall, select a low, flexible stem almost parallel to the ground. Leave foliage on only the top 12 inches of the branch and strip off the rest. Bury the leafless section several inches deep, leaving the top 12 inches of stem above ground. Use a rock to keep the buried section from popping up, and stake the portion above-ground so that it stands straight. After a year or so, give the…

All About Hydrangeas

illustration of how to use layering method to get more hydrangea shrubs out of one, all about hydrangeas

Very cool with fire pit in the middle! And a hammock for every other one!

Swings Around the Campfire…first I need a bigger yard! I’m so doing this when we buy a place! Swings Around the Campfire…first I need a bigger yard! I’m so doing…

Propagating rhododendrons with step by step instructions on growing rhododendrons from cuttings.

Propagating Rhododendrons

Propagating rhododendrons with step by step instructions on growing rhododendrons from cuttings.

Stepables - creeping perenials that tolerate foot traffic

Steppable Plants for Walkways: creeping perennials are very low growing ground covers, wide variety of color. blue star creeper, stonecrop and creeping wire vine. Miniature rush resembles grass but holds up to foot traffic

Eggshells ~Weed killer~ Each time you creak an egg collect in the plastic container, egg shell and put in the fridge. Crush the shells into small bits and sprinkle them around the base of your plants. The sharp eggshells will deter slugs, snails, and other bugs from nibbling on your garden and add a touch of calcium to the soil.

"Don't throw your eggshells away. They are great for the garden in so many ways! And they're a cheap way to make diatomaceous earth. (Bugs don't like it)" Small Garden Ideas garden gardening

37 shrubs that are easy to propagate from cuttings. This is a great tutorial.

Very good article on how to Grow a Shrub from a Cutting. Also gives 37 shrubs that grow well from cuttings, including hydrangea, rugosa roses, japanese maple.

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