Inland Northwest, High Desert
Mike McGroarty publishes a fun newsletter devoted to propagation called Plant Propagation, the Basics. He shows -- in words and pictures -- exactly how to make more of what you've already got growing in your backyard. His newest edition zeroes in on how to grow your own weeping willow from an upright cutting.
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A Rainbow in Spring
Primroses (Primula) can be the WOW spot of color in your spring garden. Often overlooked because they seem so ordinary, primroses do well from now till early summer if kept cool. Try some in a planter on the front porch. Their cheery faces will welcome visitors for weeks. When the weather warms, move the planter to a cooler, shady spot. Be sure to keep them deadheaded to insure constant bloom. And give them a little 20-20-20 fertilizer when you water. They'll show their appreciation.