Gardening Know How Blog

How to propagate lilac from cuttings

How to propagate lilac from cuttings

While lilacs used to come in just two flavors—purple and white—there’s now amazing variety in their color, habit, bloom size, shape, and flowering time. Some lilacs are trees, a few are short and sweet dwarf varieties. And you can propagate lilac from cuttings. There are two beautiful lilacs planted on each side of my neighbor’s front door, compact shrubs growing to about 8 to 9 feet tall and wide and covered with blooms every April. I finally asked if I could take a few cuttings and was given permission to come over with secateurs. So, how difficult is it to...

Read more →


Giving Tuesday 2019

You may enjoy sharing your fortune with some of the charities that educate and empower gardners and nature lovers. Here is where we are donating to this year: Seedsavers Exchange Native Seeds Search Save Our Monarchs Honeybee Conservancy

Read more →


How to Plant Roses: Selecting Your Roses and Choosing a Planting Spot

How to Plant Roses: Selecting Your Roses and Choosing a Planting Spot

With a little bit of knowledge, you can grow beautiful roses even without insecticides and fungicides that can kill beneficial insects and pollute the environment.

Read more →