Air layered yaupon [ Susan Wozniak | Contributed ]
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Learn how to propagate plants Saturday

Gulf County Master Gardeners will hold a workshop “Plant Magic: How to Propagate Plants” on Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 ET at the Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Port St. Joe.

This will be the second presentation in the Florida Friendly Gardening Series slated in conjunction with the library and the Gulf County Extension Service.

Gardeners have many reasons to create extra plants from the ones they currently cultivate. They can easily produce multiples of their favorite plant without spending more money. It may be the only way to generate additional plants if the one they own is a rare variety and it is a time-tested strategy to quell insatiable cravings for more plants in general.

Pointers on growing plants from seeds, dividing plants, taking cuttings, and variations on air layering will all be addressed. Exhibits of plants in various stages of propagation will be on hand for close observation and a question and answer session will follow. 

Attendees will have the opportunity to avail themselves to the seed library which is stocked with species suitable for spring time planting here. Library patrons may check out up to five packets of flower or vegetable seeds with their library card. Those who do not have a library card need only ask a librarian for assistance in obtaining one.

The Gulf County Extension Service, an outreach of the University of Florida, offers practical and proven assistance with matters of home health and nutrition, residential and commercial horticulture, conservation, and even youth engagement. For more information, visit its Facebook page.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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