Grow (5)

Germinate, Grow, Propagate

Tuesday, 08 May 2012 05:43

Grow a Moss Garden

moss gardenMoss gardens are an easy way to add a little green to any space. Moss adds a sense of serenity and stillness, giving the scene a feeling of age and depth. Though considered a weed to many, moss growth is encouraged in Japanese gardening, typically carpetting a forest scene, or growing across a temple courtyard.

Monday, 30 April 2012 08:23

Introduction to Plant Grafting

Silicone Graft ClipGrafting is combining the tissues of one plant with another so the two join together. Typically, one plant is selected for its roots (called a rootstock) due to soil-pathogen resistance, temperature tolerance, and high fruit-yield, while the other plant is selected for its stems, flowers, or fruits (called a scion), selected for its desired genes, i.e. pretty flowers, or a particular fruit.

Germinate Seeds

Easy and effective, this method of germinating seeds has a higher success rate than using soil.  This method works for most seeds, terrestrial and aquatic! You can also count exactly how many seeds germinated out of your batch, and plan ahead for your next planted space.

Monday, 09 April 2012 22:04

Vines, Growing a Living Screen

Balcony vines living screenVines can be used to create a privacy screen on an apartment balcony, a backyard deck or patio, or to accent a fence or wall.  Whether you have an existing structure that you'd like to see come to life, or you're planning a home improvement project, vines are an easy and low maintenance way to bring a little green to your space.

Saturday, 07 April 2012 17:04

Grow an Avocado Tree from a Pit

avocado seedlingAvocado plants make great indoor plants, and outdoor trees!  Germinating an avocado plant is incredibly easy.  Just stick a pit in water and add a little light, we give you the step by step below.

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