Now you too can have the Garden of Your Dreams!!
If you are like me, then you probably have one or two favorite plants that you just love. Maybe it is the beautiful rosebush that blooms and fills your yard with delightful fragrance, or maybe it is an old tree in your yard with a personality of its own.
If you live in a small apartment with no yard space, you probably have a special potted plant that you provide tender loving care to.
No matter whom you are or where you live, I am sure that you have a plant that you just love and cannot do without. Plants are special; they help the environment, provide beauty, and bring smiles to many peoples faces no matter how upset they may be.
What is the number one gift sent to a sick loved one? Flowers of course. What is the best housewarming gift to a married couple moving into their new home? A beautiful tree for their yard or a nice cactus for their living room.
Plants bring joy in so many ways when joy is needed most, that they are truly one of God's most beautiful creations.
The only problem with purchasing pants is that they can get expensive for the more exotic and highly coveted ones.
Why pay $30.00 for a dozen red roses when you can get hundreds virtually free?
Why spend $250.00 for a nice Japanese Maple when you can grow hundreds of your own for less than $20.00?
Propagating plants is simple, easy and this Guide is going to show you how you can grow your own plants using just one plant for your stock.
Take your favorite plant and turn it into a dozen plants as gifts for family members and friends. Take your favorite tree and turn it into hundreds of trees for gift giving, reselling for profit or for planting in your neighborhood to beautify it.
With "Plant Propagation," you will learn many methods of growing your own plants quickly and easily.
Here are a few things you will learn with this manual:
- How to germinate seeds, even those that seem to never grow. Did you know that some seeds require stratification before they will sprout? Learn how to properly plant seeds, for better growing success.
Learn how to transplant your delicate seedlings using a dibber. (A dibber is a garden tool used to make holes in cultivated soil for planting seeds, bulbs and seedlings). There are pictures of old fashioned dibbers provided, that you could easily carve from wood yourself to use, or make quickly with a round wooden dowel.
Learn how to properly water and harden your new seedlings.
Learn many methods of propagation by division. Find out which plants are best propagated by using their runners, suckers, corms, or tubers.
If you have favorite bulbs that you buy each year, now you can save money because Plant Propagation also shows you how to properly divide bulbs for many glorious flowers!
Learn many methods for layering plants (this is when you damage a section of plant and treat it in a certain way as to encourage root growth). You will learn how bending, twisting, ringing, tonguing, piercing, and splitting plants can actually create new plants from your existing trees or bushes.
If you do not wish to use your trees or bushes in this way, you will also learn about cuttings and rooting them properly. Did you know that you could take the end of any branch on any shrub or tree in your yard and create a new plant by rooting the tip? Trees have THOUSANDS of branches, and each branch can provide you with a new tree with no damage caused to your existing tree. The tips will grow back, and you can re-cut them the next year for even more trees!
Rooting cuttings is a FANTASTIC way to propagate trees and shrubs of all types.
If you have a Japanese Maple (or any other expensive tree or shrub) in your yard, and can't afford another, that is FINE because now you can have as many as you like with just a little tender loving care.
Plant propagation also covers grafting, so that you can do amazing things like combine two trees or shrubs into one. Grafting is a popular method used to combine vines for space saving means.
You will learn grafting techniques such as double grafting, whip splice or tongue grafting, cleft grafting, side grafting, ordinary veneer grafting, inarching, root grafting, saddle grafting and crown or rind grafting.
You will also learn budding methods like shield budding, flute or tube budding and annular or ring budding and rose budding.
Chapter seven of plant propagation provides plans for a simple greenhouse that is easy and affordable to build. Protect your plants from winter's cold by building your own personal greenhouse for protection!
You will also find a list of over 400 hundred plants, and information on the best propagation method to use to grow new plants. From herbs to vegetables, trees and flowers you will find many plants listed to help you get started down the path of propagation successfully no matter if your thumb is green or bland!
Mr. William Davis wrote plant propagation in the 1800's, but the methods and uses covered in it are still applied today.
You do not need a lot of fancy gadgets to get started; all you need is soil, water, a plant and time!