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Voting Booth: Botany Quiz: What are you doing if you are 'air-layering' a plant?

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Schenectady, NY


March 21, 2011
9:50 AM

Post #8440602

There are a total of 275 votes:


Helping roots to form on an above-ground stem.
(250 votes, 90%)
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Pruning to a more pleasing shape.
(2 votes, 0%)
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Training it to grow on a trellis.
(5 votes, 1%)
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Preventing fungus or mold from forming.
(7 votes, 2%)
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None of the above.
(11 votes, 4%)
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Previous PollsEncouraging roots to form on an above-ground stem is a popular form of propagation called air-layering.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2011
5:01 PM

Post #8441488

Closest I've seen to unanimity on these polls so far!
Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2011
5:46 PM

Post #8441601

We're all SO smart!
pbayleaf
Hamilton
Bermuda

March 21, 2011
6:26 PM

Post #8441721

We would be if the question was more difficult R & B. Answer was pretty obvious , even for an amature gardener ! Lets see how we get on with a more challenging one. Regards and Happy Gardening.

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

March 21, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8441923

Finally, something I actually know.
JuneyBug
Dover AFB, DE
(Zone 7a)

March 22, 2011
3:52 AM

Post #8442350

LOL! That is what I thought too!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 22, 2011
6:28 AM

Post #8442624

I figured most everyone would get this one, but this is the time of year that we have a huge influx of gardener newbies and I felt we needed some 'back to basics' questions to go along with the more advanced ones.

We've now got a few answers in the other columns too.

If anyone has a suggestion for a good Voting Booth question...D-mail me. I'll be more than happy to work up your ideas!
JolaViola
Bristow, VA

March 22, 2011
6:48 PM

Post #8443930

too easy !
NikB
Belle Center, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2011
7:25 AM

Post #8444782

It works great on fruit trees if you want a standard sized tree on it's own roots.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 23, 2011
7:34 AM

Post #8444811

Excellent idea NikB!
merigold
Sioux City, IA
(Zone 4b)

March 23, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8444945

I got it right...but only because of programs I have seen on TV. I have never used this technique and would not have reason to be familiar with it, and I'm not a newbie!

I put stuff in the ground and it either grows...or it don't...LOL ...
NikB
Belle Center, OH
(Zone 5a)

March 23, 2011
9:35 AM

Post #8445094

I used it alot when I lived on Guam t start starapples and boonielimes (wild citrus from the jungle). When I got home here a friends grandmother had died and he wanted a start from the crabapple tree in front of her house. So I did the layer for him. 4 months later they had the auction, so he cut it off the parent tree and stuck in the ground. The layer had taken and now it's a 10-12 foot tall tree with lots of flowers in the spring and good wine crabs in the early fall.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 23, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8445115

What a nice keepsake!
gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

March 23, 2011
8:08 PM

Post #8446415

I wasn't air layering, but I took a bunch of begonia and pelargonium cuttings on Sunday.
Martha

music2keep

music2keep
Peterstown, WV
(Zone 6a)

March 24, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8447126

This works well with Azaleas & Philodendrons
bonehead
Cedarhome, WA
(Zone 8b)

March 24, 2011
6:42 PM

Post #8448299

I like the polls better than the quizzes, they seem to generate more chatter, and I check back on the forum more often. Just my opinion.
FlowrLady
-South Central-, IL
(Zone 6a)

March 27, 2011
9:49 AM

Post #8453277

Yeah, Melody, this one was too easy. Can you go ahead and put another one in here and not wait for next week? If not, it's okay. (((((Melody)))))

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


March 28, 2011
5:32 AM

Post #8455178

I don't have the ability to change the Voting booth mid-week...and I've also found that I can't correct any mis-spellings or typos once the question goes live. (I've got to stare at my faux pas all week)

It will change at noon on Mondays. This week's question isn't hard...but it isn't a botany question either.
I'll add some more difficult questions to the line up though.

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