By Leon C Snyder
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At the East Coast, so the tale is going, rookies are requested the place they come from; at the West Coast they're requested what they do for a residing; in Iowa humans ask them, “How's your backyard doing? ” possibly this isn't a real tale, however it does epitomize the significance of gardening for Iowans, blessed as they're with the wealthy glacial soil so hospitable to corn and soybeans.
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Most plants are susceptible, but damage is usually greatest on evergreens and members of the rose family. In the house, red spiders affect a large variety of plants including ivies and roses. An off-color or rusty appearance of the foliage usually indicates the presence of red spiders. To confirm this, take a sheet of white paper and hold it under a plant branch. Tap the branch. The red spiders will fall on the paper and can readily be seen as tiny specks. If these specks move, your plant assuredly has red spider.
Roots form along the basal part of the cutting, and leafy stems develop from the uppermost buds. Grapes, willows, and honeysuckle are often propagated in this manner. Leaf cuttings are used on a limited number of plants. The African violet is the best example. A clean cut is made through the petiole about 1 inch below the attachment to the leaf blade. The leaf and petiole are inserted in the rooting medium at an angle, with the petiole covered to the base of the leaf. Roots form at the base of the petiole, and an adventitious bud develops at the base and produces several small plants.
Seedling roots are most commonly employed. With dwarf fruit trees, selected rootstocks are vegetatively propagated by mound layering. In making a stem graft, it is very important that the stem portion be completely dormant. The scions to be grafted are cut in late fall or early winter from vigorous, young stems that are unbranched. The parent tree should be healthy and true to variety. The scions should be stored in a cool, moist place until it is time to make the graft. The temperature must be right above freezing.