Sun, May 22

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Wickaninnish Community School Garden

Plant Propagation Workshop

On Sunday May 22 we are pleased to have the knowledgeable and experienced Vancouver Island horticulturalist Connie Kuramoto coming to teach us about propagation from cuttings. What plants work well from cuttings, and how? Come participate and learn this valuable and useful plant skill.

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Plant Propagation Workshop

Time & Location

May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wickaninnish Community School Garden, 431 Gibson St, Tofino, BC V0R, Canada

About

Successful propagation from cuttings is all about understanding plant nodes. What is a node? Stems have two repeating sections; nodes and internodes. Nodes are where new leaves, stems or roots emerge. They often show as a ring around  the stem. When propagating a plant by cuttings, it's important to plant the cutting with an intact node in the soil, or rooting in water. This is where new growth happens from. Nodes can respond to conditions to determine what to grow; light and air promotes a new leaf to grow, where dark and moist promotes the node to grow a root. Cut at the internode when you take a cutting, leaving the nodes whole and functioning. Join us at this workshop to learn how you can grow new plants from the ones you already have. Each attendee will take home a cloned hydrangea baby, and maybe other cuttings as well. 

Space is limited! Register to secure your spot.

This workshop is free thanks to the support of Vancouver Island Health Authority.