Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

January, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Propagating Trees and Shrubs
If you're interested in going beyond propagating houseplants and want to try your hand at making stem cuttings of trees and shrubs, visit this Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings site from North Carolina State University. It notes the best type of cutting (softwood, hardwood, or semi-hardwood) to use for different types of plants, and explains how to take the cuttings.

Tool or Gardening Product

Colorful Oasis Foam
One challenge with using floral foam in flower arranging is keeping the material hidden from sight. Now, that's all changed! Oasis, a well-known manufacturer of floral foam, describes its new, multicolored foam as "... more than just foam, it's a design accessory that adds color and impact to craft and floral projects. "

Like the old Army-green foam, this new product can be used wet or dry to accommodate both fresh and dried arrangements. And it can be sculpted to shape, cubed, or scooped. Imagine a tall, clear vase filled with lime green cubes supporting a bouquet of fuchsia zinnias. Intense!

Oasis Rainbow Foam is available in six colors: blue, lime green, fuchsia, yellow, pink, and ivory. Go wild!


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