Date: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 Time: 1:00 am - 2:30 am Location: Univ of IL Extension Building, Daniel T. Kelley Auditorium (map and directions)
Propagating Woody Plants from Cuttings
Providing shade for our homes and texture & variety to our landscapes is something many of us strive for. Did you know that you can add native woody plants (trees, shrubs, and woody vines) to your yard by growing them yourself from cuttings? During this program, Jan Turner, will provide the ins and outs of propagating woody plants from cuttings with a focus on soft wood plants. She will demonstrate how to take cuttings, the best times to take them, and various cutting techniques. She will also highlight what to keep in mind for preparing seeds and plantings, soil types, using rooting hormones, and different successes and failures she?s had along the way.
Jan has been part of the Bloomington-Normal community for over 30 years and propagating native plants for about 25 years after visiting the Funk?s Grove area with a friend. She sells her plants from her booth called Native Plants of Illinois at the Farmers’ Market in Downtown Bloomington. She was an intern with the U of I Extension Master Naturalists Program serving Livingston, McLean and Woodford Counties during the 2013 Fall program. Visit Jan on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Native-Plants-of-Illinois/456488741029930.