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Name: John Thomas
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Beargrass
Dec 28, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Does anyone know of a source that describes the best method for rooting a specific shrub? Most shrubs root from softwood cuttings, but what other methods work well, and on which shrubs?
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Dec 28, 2015 11:26 AM CST
Hi and welcome to the ATP Family!

A book that I refer to a lot is the 'The Plant Propagator's Bible'.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1594864489/

It has great step by step information on the different ways to propagate plants and lists various plants and the best way to root them. Check your local library .. they probably have a copy.
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Leftwood
Dec 28, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Specific for woody plants there is The Reference Manual of Woody Plant Propagation by Dirr and Heuser:
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Dec 28, 2015 5:48 PM CST
Thanks Rick .. didn't know about that one!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

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Name: John Thomas
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
Beargrass
Dec 28, 2015 6:46 PM CST
Great references. Very helpful. Thank you!
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Dec 29, 2015 7:50 AM CST
Welcome to All Things Plants, @Beargrass !
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