Book Review – The Plant Propagator’s Bible by Miranda Smith

I’ve been propagating plants in some form or another for 8 years now, starting off by starting seeds and going through to working with cuttings, division, and layering.  After reading Miranda Smith’s The Plant Propagator’s Bible, I can tell you that I still have a lot to learn!  This small book is jam packed withContinue reading “Book Review – The Plant Propagator’s Bible by Miranda Smith”

Local Business Spotlight – Chapon’s Greenhouse

We didn’t propagate any annual ornamentals this year, and actually, short of sunflowers and marigolds we rarely ever do.  But no need to fret, in the South Hills of Pittsburgh we are blessed with an abundance of excellent local nurseries to choose from.  Last year I got my flowers from the incredible Martin’s Flowers andContinue reading “Local Business Spotlight – Chapon’s Greenhouse”

Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!

We are pleased to announce that these will be the offerings for our 2021 Spring seedling sale.  We won’t officially be selling these seedlings until Saturday May 8th, they still have some growing to do, but we do want to put them on your radar.    All of the plants listed we grew either fromContinue reading “Spring Seedling Sale 2021 – Check out our offerings!”

Easy Gardening Skill – How to Propagate Your Plants Through Cutting

There are two basic ways that plants can be propagated.  Sexually and Asexually.  Sexually is through seeds.  Asexually involves several other ways, such as cutting, grafting, layering, division, and a few other methods.  Propagation through cuttings is an inexpensive way to create clones of a plant you already have.  What do you need to propagateContinue reading “Easy Gardening Skill – How to Propagate Your Plants Through Cutting”

The clock is ticking, what do you do?

I love growing cilantro.  Well, I love part of it, but I hate it when it bolts. If you’re not familiar with growing cilantro, “bolting” is when the cilantro flowers, and it changes the leaves’ texture and taste, and pretty much renders it disgusting to eat.  Not all is lost.  The seeds can be harvested,Continue reading “The clock is ticking, what do you do?”