Save money and increase your garden plants through simple propagation techniques using seeds and cuttings. Review the ethics of wild collected seed and learn the basics of seed biology, germination, and storage. Study the principles of asexual plant reproduction; learn when and how to take cuttings; and practice proper techniques for preparing and rooting them. Dress for this hands-on workshop, wear closed-toe shoes, and take samples home. Please bring hand pruners.
This program takes place in-person Two Wednesdays: May 19 & 26
About the Instructors:
Shelby French oversees plant propagation, wild collections, and various research projects as the Propagation Manager at Mt. Cuba Center. She earned a degree in Entrepreneurship from Delaware Technical Community College and is a 2002 graduate of Longwood Gardens’ Professional Gardener Program.
James Rockwell is the Greenhouse and Nursery Production Manager at Mt. Cuba Center, where he oversees plant production in our conservation research greenhouse. Prior to his tenure here, James earned two bachelor’s degrees from Virginia Tech and was a TRIAD Fellow at Longwood Gardens.