Leave the leaves is the new gardening mantra.
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Knowing how to propagate peonies is a useful skill to have if you want to be able to expand the size of your existing peony beds without buying tons of new plants. It’s also helpful if you want to share some of your favorite peony types with friends—or if you hope to propagate plants from one of their peony varieties for yourself. In this article you’ll learn three methods for propagating peonies; how to divide mature plants, how to take root cuttings, and how to grow them from seed. We also cover the best timing to ensure your success.What are peonies?
Contained within the genus Paeonia, most peonies hail from Europe and Asia. These old-fashioned beauties bloom in late spring, and many—but not all—peonies put out a heady fragrance. Also quite cold-tolerant, peonies are generally hardy from zone 3 to zone 8. Most herbaceous peonies are treated like a perennial shrub. They grow about three feet tall and three to four feet wide, they bloom early in the growing season, and their foliage dies back late in the year. Reaching four to six feet tall, tree peonies, on the other hand, grow on woody stems which persist year-round.What is peony propagation?
By carefully following some specific steps, you can take one healthy peony plant and multiply it. Depending on the original parent plant’s age and size, you may be able to create two, three, or more new peony plants from it. This is peony propagation. The new plants are then planted in a garden bed or installed in pots.When to propagate peonies
Getting the timing right is essential if you want to learn how to propagate peonies without causing them harm. Whether you simply intend to move some of your plants or divide an older, large peony plant, the best time for these
Leave the leaves is the new gardening mantra.
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Propagating houseplants is a fun and fascinating activity that everyone can do, and Chinese money plant propagation is among the easiest. There are three simple ways you can make more of these unique plants for free. All you need is a mother plant and a few tools. This article outlines all three methods and offers tips for success.
Cold frames are a great way to get a jump-start on or extend the gardening season. An easy way to get started with cold-frame growing is to put it to good use cultivating herbs through the winter months. Cold frames create a microclimate by utilizing the sun and insulation. This environment creates conditions so that plants grown inside are protected from frost and can take advantage of warmer soil. Though it takes a bit of effort to set up and maintain, it is well worth the reward of having fresh and flavorful herbs during the coldest months of the year. Even in a Midwest winter, you can grow fresh herbs that will tolerate this chilly but snug situation. Here are some tips and easy herbs to grow in a cold frame.
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Peonies are a cherished addition to the home landscape. Long-lived and dependable, peony plants are prized for their gorgeous blooms and seasonal beauty. Despite their ease of growth, however, they need some special attention. This is especially true as temperatures begin to cool. How to care for them in the fall depends greatly upon the type of peony.
There’s no need to buy a pricey garden structure when it’s quick and easy to DIY a pea trellis like a garden arch or bamboo support. Peas, as well as sweet peas, can be bush or vining plants with both benefiting from being trellised. It keeps the plants upright and off the ground which promotes healthy growth and reduces the risk of insect and disease issues. Trellising pea plants also makes it easier to harvest the pods, or in the case of sweet peas, the fragrant blooms. Below you’ll find seven easy and effective ideas for DIY pea trellises.
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Figuring out when to cut back hydrangeas is so confusing for new gardeners and homeowners! Heck, it’s even confusing for long-time gardeners. Most articles offer information about hydrangea pruning solely based on the plant’s species or by whether it blooms on “old wood” or “new wood”. But what does all of that mean? Isn’t there an easier way to determine when to cut back different hydrangeas? Yes! In this article, I share a very simple way to determine the best pruning time based on the shape and color of the blooms, even if you don’t know what species your hydrangea is.
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