Gardening in the Mountains presents:
Plant Propagation by Cuttings
Virtual attendance via Zoom video and audio internet connection
Presenter: John Bowen, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer
Program Description: Do you want to expand the quantity of annuals, perennials, and shrubs in your garden? Or overwinter your favorite annuals for next summer’s planting? Propagation is a fun and easy way to do this.
John describes basic propagation steps for softwood (summer) and hardwood (dormant) cuttings. He covers selecting and preparing the cuttings, rooting hormones, the pros and cons of different rooting media, and light/moisture exposure for root development. You will hear ideas for preparing different types of propagation containers and creating mini-greenhouse effects. The presentation includes a hands-on demonstration.
As a retired high school science teacher and serious plant lover, John says, “You really can’t have too many plants, so give propagation a try just to see if you can.”
Registration: The talk is free, but participation is limited, and registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.
Zoom seminar access: After registration, you will receive an email with instructions and a link to join this online live broadcast via Zoom. The ability to access Zoom through a computer, tablet or smartphone with a reliable internet connection is necessary to attend.