Plant Propagation – online resources

 

 

 

Spores

 

“Growing Ferns from Spores” by Tim Dickinson

Description of the process and requirements for cultivating some common species

                  http://website.lineone.net/~margaret_cole/SFG7/growing%20ferns.htm

 

“Growing a Moss Garden” – video with P. Allen Smith

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvaIAp44rzo

 

 

Seeds

 

 “Alternative Pollinators: Native Bees” by Lane Greer

                  Describes and shows photographs of various native bees

            http://www.ebeehoney.com/Pollination.html

 

 “How Plants Spread  na

            http://theseedsite.co.uk/dispersal.html

 

 “Saving Seeds” by J.E. Ells and D. Whiting  (Colorado State University)

                  Includes a list of how some vegetables are pollinated.

                  http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07602.html

 

“Basic Seed Saving” - International Seed Saving Institute

Lists vegetables with info about plant and flower and harvesting & processing seed.

            http://www.seedsave.org/issi/issi_904.html

 

“Cold Moist Stratification of Milkweed Seeds” – video

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkYx_5lvurw  

 

“Seed Scarification, Seed Stratification & Seed Soaking” – MrBrownThumb blog

                  http://mrbrownthumb.blogspot.com/2011/05/seed-scarification-seed-stratification.html

 

“Germination of Seeds” – video

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/30704-assignment-discovery-germination-of-a-seed-video.htm

 

 

Cuttings

 

Plant Propagation by Leaf, Cane, and Root Cuttings: Instructions for the Home Gardener” by Erv Evans and Frank A. Blazich (NC State Univ.)

                  Descriptions of various types with drawings.  Also includes root cuttings

                  http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-8700.html

 

“Plant Propagation Techniques – Leaf Cuttings”

                  This page has links to other pages on various propagation topics.

http://www.yourgardeninginfo.com/plant-propagation-techniques-leaf-cuttings

“Propagate by Cuttings”

                  Page with links to a variety of articles and videos on propagation by cuttings

                  http://www.gardenguides.com/propagate-by-cuttings/

 

“Propagate Your Favorite Plants
with Root Cuttings”

                  Four steps plus list of plants that are good for root cuttings

                  http://www.weekendgardener.net/plant-propagation/rootcuttings-120812.htm

 

“Root Cuttings” – video

Marty DeHart shares how easy it is to double your plants by starting root cuttings.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gwCLs8LoTs

 

 

Grafting and Layering

 

“Grafting and Budding Nursery Crop Plants” – NC State Univ. Ext.

                  Includes diagrams

            http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/grafting.html

 

“Grafting and Budding Fruit Trees” – Cass County Ext – NDcState Univ. Ext.

                  http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/hort/info/fruit/graft.htm

 

“Plant Propagation” – TX A&M Univ. Ext.

                  Page to links to articles on grafting budding and layering

                  http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/propagation/propagation.html

 

“Grafting Fruit Trees and Ornamental Plants” – M.J. McGroarty (The Gardener’s Secret Handbook)

                  http://www.freeplants.com/grafting_fruit_trees_and_ornamental_plants.htm

 

“How To Graft A Fruit Tree”– video

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTtXmBVsolY

 

 

Dividing Perennials

 

“Dividing Perennials: Tools, Techniques, and Timing” by Todd Meier - Fine Gardening

                  http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/dividing-perennials-tools-techniques-timing.aspx  

 

“10 Tips on Dividing Perennial Plants” by Janet Macunovich - Fine Gardening

This site includes several demonstration videos and lists of perennials according to timing and type of division

            http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/articles/dividing-perennials.aspx 

 

“When to Divide Perennials” – Savvygardener

                  http://www.savvygardener.com/Features/when_to_didvide_perennials.html

 

“Best Time to Divide Perennials” – Garden Gate Magazine

                  http://www.gardengatemagazine.com/extras/pdf/60dividing.pdf

 

“Dividing Hostas” – video

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfEaCJ1o2MQ

 

 

Geophytes

 

“Bulb Basics” – Univ. of IL Ext.

            http://urbanext.illinois.edu/bulbs/bulbbasics.cfm

 

“How to Divide Dahlias” by the Dahlia Guy – video

                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gROv1nhrRQE

 

“Landscape Propagation”

                  This site includes step-by-step instructions for dividing various geophytes

                  and perennials.  Also, includes a message board.

                  http://www.landspro.com/page1.htm

 

“Propagation of Bulbs” - Curtis E. Swift – CO State Univ.

                  Descriptions with diagrams

                  http://www.coopext.colostate.edu/TRA/PLANTS/bulbprop.shtml

 

“Dividing Daffodil Bulbs” – video from Hilltop Gardens

                  http://www.plantersplace.com/resources/videogallery.aspx?v=81&view=comments

 

 

Micropropagation

 

“Designing a Plant Micropropagation Laboratory “– Mark P. Bridgen and John W. Bartok, Jr.

            http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tisscult/microprop/facilities/microlab.html

 

“Plant Micropropagation Using African Violet Leaves”

                  http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/lab_protocols/AV_Micropropagation.html

 

Micropropagation and Sustainability” – Brandon Keim

                  Blog with links to further information

                  http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/004791.html

 

 

General

 

“Plant Propagation” – Chapter 7 of the Arizona Master Gardener Manual

                  Descriptions with graphics

                  http://ag.arizona.edu/pubs/garden/mg/propagation/index.html

 

“Plant Propagations, The Basics” - M.J. McGroarty (The Gardener’s Secret Handbook)

                  Many links to useful articles

                  http://www.freeplants.com/plant-propagation-the-basics.htm

 

“How Propagating Your Own Gardening Plants”

                  Folksy site with links to a lot of short articles.

                  http://www.freegardeningplants.com/free-hellebore.html 

 

 

 

Special Topics

 

“Orchid Propagation” - Svante Malmgren and Henric Nyström

                  By division, seed and tissue culture

                  http://www.lidaforsgarden.com/Orchids/engelsk.htm

 

“How to Divide and Transplant an Agave” – video with Jeff Moore

                  Runner below the video links to many other videos on dividing plants.

                  http://www.finegardening.com/how-to/videos/divide-transplant-agave.aspx              Care of

 

“Care of Cactus in the Home”  -  Dale T. Lindgren and Jay B. Fitzgerald – Univ. of NE

                  Includes information on dividing and grafting of cacti.

                  http://www.ianrpubs.unl.edu/pages/publicationD.jsp?publicationId=645