Wrap Around Plant Labels or Ring Tags

In a previous article, I discussed how to make plant label stakes from window blinds. These are easily made and serve their purpose especially with seedlings, young and small plants or "dish garden" plants.

Yet these plant label stakes may not be appropriate for bigger plants. At times, they may not be sufficient in some situations. And this is where wrap around or ring tags may be better used.

Air-Layering Technique to Revive Dried Marcots - Syringe Solution

In a recent article, I discussed how I revived a drying air-layer with a nozzle bottle technique. It was effective as was shown by the results in the article.

In the past few days, however, the temperature has all the more risen and I'm finding wilting air-layers or marcots almost everyday. Although the nozzle bottle technique is effective, it takes a while to perform.

Serpentine Air-Layering or Compound Marcotting

The Nong Nooch vine (Petraeovitex bambusetorum) is such a lovely vine with pretty yellow flowers that we have these plants always blooming in hanging garden pots. But the best part about them is that they're incredibly easy to propagate by air-layering or marcotting.

Adenium Flat Grafting Method Tutorial - One Node Technique - Part 2

(This is the continuation from Part 1)

  1. If the scion stem's wound at the other end has discolored, cut off a thin sliver and discard. The scion cut should remain white or as fresh as possible.

Adenium Flat Grafting Method Tutorial - One Node Technique

In a previous article, I discussed an easy grafting technique for adeniums (Desert Rose). Recently, I've tried a flat grafting method that proved to be just as easy yet simpler and, in my opinion, more effective.

Unlike the technique in the previous article, this method utilizes only one node on the stem of a desired adenium plant for a scion.

Air-Layering Technique to Revive Dried Marcots - Nozzle Bottle Solution

A few days ago, I noticed some of the newly marcotted or air-layered Cape Honeysuckle (Tecoma capensis) had foliage that looked a bit wilted. These were the leaves of the foliage on top of the air-layers. The rest of the foliage of the plants looked healthy enough.

It's been particularly warm in the past few days and so I guessed the air-layer medium (coco dust) was drying up. Looking at one of these air layers confirmed my suspicion.

Mosaic Flower Pot Using Broken Ceramic Tiles - Part 6

(This is the continuation of Part 5)

Completed Mosaic Flower Pot Using Broken Ceramic Tiles

Finally, here is the completed product with the new tile grout color. Notice the black grouting inside the garden clay pot. The inside grout is only 3 to 4 inches deep. The rest of the inside of the pot (up to the bottom) is untreated.