Tag: Horticulture

Horticulture. Posts about horticulture, botany, gardening, and plant propagation techniques. Forest City Plants is a backyard urban nursery in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada focussing on unique, edible, and historic trees and shrubs.

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In the last half-centurey, two systems for determing the growing conditions in of an area have been adopted in North America; the USDA growing zones and the Canadian Plant Hardiness Index. While both systems use the same scale, they are different in their neuance. 

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What Are The Pros and Cons of Propagating Plants with Cutting vs Seeds? The two most common ways to propagate plants are by seed or vegetative cuttings (stem, root, leaf, or tissue culture). While seeds preserve genetic diversity and give rise to new varieties, vegetative propagation can clone and preserve existing varieties. Here are some…

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Is this plant self-fertile or does it need a pollinator? Do Baby Plants Have Parents? Each Spring and Fall I give tours to of the Northlands Urban Farm to elementary kids, and at one point we usually find ourselves sitting in the strawberry patch and talking about flower, fruit and seeds. “Can anyone tell me…