Plant Propagation Supplies for Children Ames IA

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Evergreen Gardens
(515) 232-7633
6036 George Washington Carver
Ames, IA
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Hilltop Greenhouses Inc
(515) 275-2229
991 222nd Dr
Ogden, IA

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Washington Garden Decor & Greenhouses
(319) 653-2471
1820 West Main Street
Washington, IA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Cactus / Succulent, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Nurseries - Wholesale, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seed, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Wildflower Seed

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Roger Pleggenkuhle
(319) 240-9850
3320 280th St
Sumner, IA

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Green Acres Greenhouse
(712) 756-8955
4491 Jefferson Ave
Alton, IA

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Holub Garden & Greenhouses Inc
(515) 232-4769
22085 580th Ave
Ames, IA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Greenhouse Growers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Earl May Nursery & Garden Center
(515) 432-5941
1504 S Marshall St
Boone, IA

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Perennial Gardens
(515) 964-7702
1633 NW 84th Ave
Ankeny, IA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscaping Services, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plant Merchants, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Norton's Greenhouse
(641) 484-3995
700 W. Ross St.
Toledo, IA
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Garden Centers / Nurseries

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Denny's Greenhouses
(319) 372-1020
1746 346th Ave
Wever, IA

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Plant Propagation Basics

Starting a new plant is a wonderful experience for a child. First they experience excitement as they watch something they planted change and grow. They come to feel pride in their work and enthusiastically monitor their plant's progress. Through nurturing a living thing, kids have the opportunity to hone observational skills, learn about how plants reproduce, and to study basic botany and plant processes. It also gives them a chance to focus on plant needs and on the ways that new plants are like new people -- they both need loving care to grow and bloom.

Exploring plant propagation is also a great vehicle for an inquiry project. Students are bound to hit on questions to pursue through observation and experimentation: Which method works best for various plants? Are there other ways to propagate plants? Why have plants developed all these different propagation strategies?

Most school children have planted a marigold or bean seed in a paper cup to witness the miracle of germination. Or they have placed a carrot top in a saucer of water and wondered that leaves keep growing despite the root being severed. The propagation of plants is a process that keeps students interested because they're invested in the progress and outcome of their green charges.

We've heard from many teachers who have developed fresh and exciting approaches to propagating plants that help students attain learning goals across the curriculum. Here are some sample stories:

It's All in the Eyes: Inquiry, Up Close - Potatoes introduce kids to asexual propagation.

Fond of Fronds - Students start ferns from spores in the classroom.

Working with Wildflowers - Tricks and tips for propagating wild plants.

Presenting Peanuts - Propagating these versatile legumes is a springboard to activities throughout the curriculum.

As these stories suggest, there's more than one way to get new plants, and that in itself can be a fascinating notion for young gardeners. Planting seeds is referred to as sexual propagation because seeds arise from the pollination and fertilization of flowers, which combines genetic material from both male and female sources. Because plants can't move around to find pollinating partners, many have adapted alternative methods of propagating from a single plant. This is referred to as vegetative or asexual propagation, achieved by removing roots, stems, or leaves of existing plants and creating conditions so that these parts develop into new plants. These p...

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