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Do-it-yourself plant propagation
February 14 @ 6:30 pm
Do-it-yourselfers who want to grow their own plants from cuttings can get some hands-on training at the next meeting of the Native Plant Society of Texas, Cross Timbers Chapter at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 at the Mount Pleasant School, 213 Raymond George Way in Weatherford.
Carol Welch, a Parker County master naturalist, will lead the program, with a general discussion on plant propagation from seeds and cuttings, and hands-on practice in doing hardwood cuttings. Supplies will be provided but you can bring sharp clean garden shears and sanitized 1-gallon pots if you have them.
Welch will supply the hardwood cuttings from native trees and shrubs beneficial to birds such as possumhaw holly, American beautyberry, rusty blackhaw viburnum, and Carolina buckthorn. You can also bring your own hardwood cuttings to work with. They should be at least 24 inches long and labeled. They must be taken the day of the program from young, healthy specimens, from wood that is one year old.
The business meeting begins at 6:30 p.m and the program follows. Visitors are always welcome and light refreshments will be available.
The mission of the Cross Timbers Chapter is to promote the conservation, research and use of native plants and plant habitats in Texas through education, outreach, and example. For more information, visit http://npsot.org/wp/crosstimbers.