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Plant Propagation

Clay Soil: What it’s Made of & What its Best For

Clay soil is a tricky soil type to work with before you become familiar with it. It's hard to dig in, the drainage is almost non-existent and it's so packed it sometimes you doubt your plants...

Shrimp Compost: What it’s Good For & When to Use It

"Where's the shrimp compost?" The famous question! Every year before the tree planting season starts, I work as a horticulturist in a garden center in Montreal. At this point of the year (April to May), the plants...

Peat Moss: What it’s Made of & What it’s Good For

Every year, before the tree planting season kicks off, I work as a horticulturist at a garden center in Montreal. At this point of the year (late April to May), the plants have barely come...

How to Propagate Siberian Peashrub (Caragana arborescens)

This guide is meant to teach you how to propagate Siberian Peashrub (Caragana arborescens), a very hardy zone 2 perennial shrub native to Siberia. Hardiness Zone: 2-8 Soil Type: Well-drained Clay, Sand, or Loam. Water: Normal Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade. Siberian peashrub...

Cow Manure vs. Sheep Manure: Differences, Uses & Gardening Tips

Every year, before the tree planting season kicks off, I work as a horticulturist at a garden center in Montreal. At this point of the year (late April to May), the plants have barely come...

How to Identify & Propagate Orpine (Hylotelephium telephium)

A field guide on how to identify & propagate Orpine (Hylotelephium telephium), a perennial shrub hardy up to zone 2. Hardiness Zone: 2-9 Soil Type: Well-drained Loam, Sand, or Clay. Water: Dry to Normal. Exposure: Full Sun. How to Identify Orpine (Hyletelephium...

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