Propagating Plants.

first_imgWhether you’re a garden hobbyist or a professional grower, you’ll find something useful at the “Ornamental Plant Propagation Workshop” Feb. 9 in Savannah, Ga., and Feb. 16 in Griffin, Ga.Yes, it’s education. But scientists with the University of Georgia and the Georgia Flower Growers Association promise a “dippin’, stickin’, rootin’, shootin’ good time” at the hands-on workshops.The experts will show how to make new plants from old ones by cuttings and other techniques. And they’ll help you learn all about the potting media, rooting hormones and misting systems used for plant propagation.Get Your Hands DirtyGet your hands dirty and get expert answers to your questions about the scientific background of plant propagation. Learn the techniques, basic cutting physiology, rooting hormones and potting mixes, and even details on specific propagation systems.You’ll learn how to propagate vegetative annuals, herbs, houseplants, perennials, semiwoody and woody plants. And you can take your day’s efforts home to watch the plants grow.The workshops will be at the Coastal Gardens and Bamboo Farm in Savannah and the Georgia Experiment Station in Griffin.Reservation is required for either workshop. And since each is limited to 80 people, it’s best to sign up early. To get the early bird special, call Peggy McCauley at (877) 845-0704 by Feb. 1. Or e-mail her ([email protected]).last_img read more