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In the spring cut off a few branches 6 inches down, take off the bottom 2 leaves and dip the end in root stimulator, then plant in pot with high quality garden soil. Ta Da, you will have a new hydrangea bush by the end of summer.

Tips for Saving Geraniums and Other Potted Plants During the Winter by Jeff Rugg

Saving your geraniums this winter so you can re plant next spring.

Self-watering planter made from recycled bottles. This actually works. Though I had to use the 2L plastic bottles. I just fill up the bottom to cover the mouth every 2 weeks or so. My herbs stay nice and healthy now! Great for saving plants over winter. -Jenny

Seed Saving, Plants

Simple Drying tomatoes - these are on coffee filters for ready plant-out!

How can potted milkweed plants help save monarch butterflies?

plant propagation techniques plant by plant-free plants!

If you love flowers and gardening you will love this easy tutorial on how to propagate and grow your own roses and you will love the cute easy *greenhouses* too!

Larkspur Larkspur is from the buttercup family of plants and botanically named Consolida ajacis. It is an easy-growing annual that attracts hummingbirds. It grows 2 to 3 feet tall, and its bright-green leaves are feather-like. The flowers are on spikes, and the colors depend on the cultivars. It is hardy in zones 3 through 11. Propagate via seed in full sun with regular watering

Catalpa : deciduous tree, white flowers, easy to propagate

Herbaceous and Itoh peonies are propagated by root division, and sometimes by seed. Tree peonies can be propagated by grafting, division, seed, and from cuttings, although root grafting is most common commercially.

Herbaceous peonies may not be in bloom yet, but their cousins, the tree peonies, are showing off already. Tree peonies boost even larger blooms than the perennial garden favorite and can be propagated by layering. Bring them indoors to create mini bouquets in just a few minutes.

A Red Flowering Common Verbena in the Garden, Verbena x hybrida--good tips on propagating verbena

Ligularia, Soil Type - well drained, Soil ph - Neutral,Water - Moist, Light - Part to Full Shade Height - up to 4 ft.,Time of bloom - July - September, Flower colors - Yellow Propagation - Seed Transplants - Easy These plants dislike the hot afternoon sun and will wilt in it. Generally no harm is done unless the soil is allowed to dry out. A good self-seeder that will fill an area quickly.

Heliotrope 'Marine'. So pretty in containers...highly-fragrant vanilla scent, rich purple flower heads, dark green rough and wrinkly foliage. Annual in Idaho...propagate from seed or cuttings. This is a beauty!!

By Jackie Carroll Propagating bee balm plants is a great way to keep them in the garden year after year or to share them with others. They can be propagated by division in spring or fall, softwood cuttings in late spring or seeds. Bright flowers and a minty fragrance make bergamot (Monarda) plants ideal for…

Sunny Border Blue Veronica

Mock Orange Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m) Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m) Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a - 8b Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade Bloom Color: White/Near White Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Foliage: Grown for foliage, Deciduous Other details: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Flowers are fragrant Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball From woody stem cuttings By simple layering

I love Coleus, one of the most reliable plants in my Florida garden. Very easy to propagate and share with friends. I discovered a special bonus with this year. If you plant them next to fruit trees and let them flower they attract more bee's to pollinate.

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*GERMAN CHAMOMILE* The flowers are used as a nervine tonic. Also anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving for a wide range of conditions along the digestive tract. It is also a blood thinner so never use it during pregnancy or if you take similar medications.

Philadelphus species and cultivars are hardy plants that are easily grown. They do best in a position in full sun, partial shade, or in deciduous open woodland in moist well-drained soil. Planting in full sun will increase flower production. Lightly trim after flowering and thin any congested growth. Propagate from softwood cuttings taken in summer, or hardwood cuttings taken in autumn and winter.

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Veitchii' AGM is a small, bushy deciduous shrub with glossy ovate leaves. Lace-cap flowerheads with small blue fertile flowers surrounded by large white sterile florets which turn pink with age. HxS 1-1.5m x 1-1.5m.

'Walker's Low' catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walker's Low'). Sweetly scented foliage and clear lavender flowers are trademarks, and it thrives in lean soil and sun. This "cat" grows to about 3 feet high and wide, and it's wise to give it that much space to spread. Catmint (Nepeta, USDA zones 3 to 9) is another fast-growing, easy-to-propagate plant that mimics lavender's growth habit and style.

Euphorbia Polychroma 'Midas' A compact mound of mid green foliage bears bright yellow flowers and bracts from spring. In autumn the foliage is tinged red. Cut the flowered stems down to ground level after they have flowered, in late summer or early autumn. The simplest way to propagate this plant is by division. This should be done in late summer to early autumn once it has finished flowering. Generally pest and disease-free. Yay!