Category Archives: Propagation

Goumi Fruit Bears Fruit

Two months ago, I wrote that  I got to taste the fruit and can say that the quest has been well worth it.  Goumi is a sweet, juicy treat. Well, those three little rubies have produced more treats – SEEDLINGS!  I … Continue reading

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Goumi Again

I’ve written a number of times about my attempts to propagate goumi from cuttings that did not overwinter to a seedling that turned out not to be goumi.  Last year I ordered two goumi plants from a Canadian supplier but … Continue reading

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Plant Cloning

There are many types of vegetatively reproducing a plant –  cutting, layering, division, grafting and tissue culture.  A chance comment on the NAFEX list when I was looking for information on how to propagate our Illinois Everbearing Mulberry led me … Continue reading

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The Garden Path Not Taken

In 2003, an extraordinary gardening series called Recreating Eden aired the first season of five.  Unlike many gardening shows which are mostly about the garden and the plants in them, these programmes were more about the gardeners and how their … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Difficult to Germinate Seeds

Over the years I’ve purchased my fair share of seeds that didn’t germinate. Just about all have not been annuals and none have been vegetables.  Often they have been trees and native herbaceous species though not necessarily native to my … Continue reading

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More thoughts on root cuttings

After my success with sea buckthorn and beach plum and hazel, I’ve been thinking of how to incorporate the technique into our annual plant propagation efforts.  Much of the information on the Internet relates to herbaceous perennials not woody plants although there … Continue reading

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Root Cuttings Redux

Back on April 30, I wrote about rooting sea buckthorn from root cuttings.  Two of the male cuttings had rooted around April 13.  A full month later, just as I was about to call it quits on the remaining cuttings, one … Continue reading

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