Tag Archives: Propagation

Over-Wintering Tropicals

Alocasia 'Polly' photo by Robert Weaver

By late September, I am readying my tropical plant collection for the indoors by trimming away dead or damaged growth, checking for insects and spraying, if needed, and inspecting potting soil for slugs and various critters. By Chris Kelley (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener October 2006 issue) It’s time to start dreaming big about your tropical

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Grow Your Garden From Seeds

By Barbara Perry Lawton (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener January/February 2006 issue.) Many gardeners have never tried growing annuals, vegetables and even perennials from seed, believing the process too daunting a task. Yet there are some good arguments for starting your garden from seeds. Plant propagation from seeds is, to be sure, the most economical method. Often

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