Jay Angler wrote:This is a little off topic, but do you have any sites you trust about propagating native plants?
In particular, I've got wild Salal on my land and I'd *really* like more of it. Some of these plants only respond to certain approaches within narrow windows of weather and methods. I've been told Salal doesn't like transplanting. I tried branch rooting last spring by bending a branch down into the dirt and was completely unsuccessful, although maybe if I tried that in the fall (our natural wet time) rather than the spring it would have worked better - or maybe a six months was too short? There are just so many variables!
I did save some fruit, but I suspect the seeds are like dust inside, and some fruit needs to go through a bird to germinate successfully! I've heard that about the native red huckleberry.
Jay Angler wrote:Thank you William. I will give two of their suggestions a try - the two that from the Pacific Northwest area as that's closest to my eco-system.
Steve Thorn wrote:I've really enjoyed putting in my zip code to the Native Plant Database from the National Audubon Society link above, and browsing the native plants for my area. I've seen a lot of familiar plants from my property that I hadn't identified yet, which was really neat!
I also have a few of the field guides from the National Audubon Society that I've really enjoyed, and they have been handy identifying a lot of plants on my property so that I can then research other uses and benefits of the plants.