Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

November, 2008
Regional Report

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Propagation by Cuttings, Layering, and Division

Fall is a good time to make cuttings of various plants around the landscape for rooting to create more plants. The Propagation by Cuttings, Layering, and Division Web site provides a good overview of propagation techniques including rooting media and the many various types of cuttings. Rooting provides a great way to carry gardening indoors after the first freeze shuts down most outdoor gardening.

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen is an attractive holiday houseplant with its dark green leaves marked with silver and gorgeous, fragrant blooms that look like falling stars. Indoors, provide it a bright location and keep the potting mix moist but not soggy wet. But cyclamen is a double-duty plant that will also thrive in bright, shady outdoor flower beds or containers during the cooler months. Plants are hardy to 25 degrees, but blooms will freeze at 32 degrees. Provide a location with very good drainage and maintain moderate soil moisture.


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