At its July meeting, the Mathews gardening group “Planters with a Purpose” hosted Bill Blair for a discussion of plant propagation for the beginner or intermediate gardener.
Blair has spent more than 25,000 volunteer hours working with Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists for the State of Virginia, developing and teaching training programs for public schools and adults alike.
He is the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Action Award from President George Bush and the Governor’s Gold Service Award from Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin.
“Every gardener, even if you’re just getting started or if you’ve been at it for many years, wants the same end result … a beautiful yard full of your favorite plants. In order to get there, however, it can get a little on the expensive side,” noted Blair.
One inexpensive way to increase your plant population is by vegetative propagation. Vegetative or asexual propagation is using a plant’s parts to produce a “clone” of the parent plant. ...
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