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January 9th, 2013 - Propagation Made Easy

Many of you may be trying to enjoy the holidays just a little bit longer! If you have your Christmas tree up still, our Lifestyle Expert Chris Olsen has the perfect idea with "Propagation Made Easy".

Step One: Propagation is so easy. Take cuttings of your tree or shrub in the dormant season. Cut a 6 to 8 inch-long section of the stem, preferably from the previous season's growth. Make sure to cup the top of the section at an angle just above a single bud or pair of buds. The bottom of the cutting should be a straight cut just below a single bud or pair of buds.

Step Two: Dip the base of each cutting into a rooting-hormone powder, which can be found at most garden centers.

Step Three: Make a special potting mixture to root your cuttings. The mixture needs to be four parts compost or good potting soil (peat-free), to one part perlite. Mix together the ingredients evenly.

Step Four: Fill Container with mixture, and plant each cutting. Remember to make the hole in the soil with a pencil and then place each cutting into each hole. This will prevent the rooting-hormone powder from rubbing off. Water well, let drain, and place in a protect place indoors with plenty of indirect light. A window sill works great.

 



Second Segment: "Recycle Your Christmas Tree"

Go ahead and place your cut Christmas tree outdoors either in it's stand or in a pot full of sand and rock. Then re-decorate the tree with lots of bird treats such as orange halves, pine cones covered in peanut butter and bird seed, or even small bird feeders. The tree adds for protection and a great food source for so many birds.

You can also cut up your Christmas tree and lay the branches over your roses, tender perennials, or any plant to help protect and insulate against a harsh winter. I find that these branches also help provide protection and shelter for critters.


December 19th, 2012 - Ornaments by Nature - watch now

December 12th, 2012 - Easy Gift Ideas - watch the video

December 5th, 2012 - Chris hosts a look at Holiday Tour of Homes - check it out

November 21st, 2012 - It's all about the details when it comes to Christmas - watch the segment

November 14th, 2012 - Mom's Outdoor Oasis revealed - watch the segment

November 7th, 2012 - Planting bulbs - watch now

October 24th, 2012 - Winterizing your lawn - watch now

October 17th, 2012 - LIVE footage from the Olsen Home - watch now

October 10th, 2012 - Hardy Evergreens and Winter Containers - watch now

October 3rd, 2012 - The Perfect Pumpkin and Miniature Gardens - watch now

September 26th, 2012 - Pumpkin Terrariums and Haunting Potion Bottles - watch now

September 19th, 2012 - Spooky Pumpkins with Chris Olsen - watch now

September 12th, 2012 - Autumn Brunch and Potted Pumpkins - watch now

September 5th, 2012 - Indoor Topiaries and Fall Wreaths - watch now

August 29th, 2012 - Stepping Stones and Pickled Squash - watch now

August 15th, 2012 - Poached Apples are great - watch now

July 25th, 2012 - Memory Jars and Perennial Care - watch now

July 18th, 2012 - Orange Iced Tea & Stressed Plants - watch now

July 11th, 2012 - Butterflies! - watch now

July 4th, 2012 - Zesty Corn Salad - watch now

June 27th, 2012 - Decorating for July 4th - watch now

June 6th, 2012 - Wild Animal Containers - watch now

May 23rd, 2012 - Fruit Smores are a healthy snack - watch now

May 16th, 2012 - Sweet Smelling Shrubs and Growing Citrus in the South - watch now

May 9th, 2012 - Mother's Day ideas - watch now

May 2nd, 2012 - Summer Color - watch now

April 25th, 2012 - Terrariums and Glowing Containers - watch now

April 18th, 2012 - Beet and Apple Green Salad and Deer Proofing - watch now

April 11th, 2012 - Make potted containers hot and Pots with a twist - watch now

April 4th, 2012 - Easter table and Heat tolerant plants - watch now

March 28th, 2012 - Easter Nest and Yard Art Bunny - check it out

March 21st, 2012 - Made in the shade

March 14th, 2012 - Get Ready for Spring

March 7th, 2012 - Spring Flower Delights! Watch the videos!

February 22nd, 2012 - Using PH to alter plant colors - watch now

February 17th, 2012 - Planting Winter Vegetables and Spring and Summer Color - watch now

February 1st, 2012 - Great Valentines segment - watch now

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