Center Cuts – Which End Up?

When planting a “center cut” (visit the Center Cut and Base Cuttings page for a detailed explanation) cutting there is no tip, both ends look the same. But there is an easy way to tell which side end up and which end to put in the rooting medium. Cuttings have scars where leaves once grew, one side of the scar is rounded – like a smile. Look at the scars on your cutting, when holding it upright you should see smiles, not frowns. Pot it “smile side up”.


2014 Florida Garden Events Calendar

Stop missing your favorite plant show or sale! Calendar will updated as events are announced.

Sarasota Orchid Show and Sale
Jan 11-12, 2014
Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, Sarasota, FL

Ft Lauderdale Orchid Society Show
Jan 17-19, 2014
War Memorial Auditorium, Ft Lauderdale, FL

Garden Fest 2014
Feb 1-2, 2014
Riverside Park, Vero Beach, FL

Annual Garden Festival  Flamingo Gardens
Feb 22-23, 2014
3750 S Flamingo Road, Davie, FL

Key West Orchid Society Show
Feb 28 -Mar 2, 2014
West Martello Towers, Key West FL

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
March 5 – May 18, 2014
Epcot – Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL

Spring Obsession Show and Sale
March 8 , 2014
Munn Park, Lakeland, FL

Florida Wildflower and Garden Fesitval
March 29, 2014
Downtown Deland, FL

Leu Gardens’ Annual Plant Sale
March 15-16 , 2014
Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL

Tampa Bay Orchid Society Show and Sale
March 1-2, 2014
Egypt Shrine Center Activities Bldg. 4050 Dana Shores Dr, Tampa, FL

Garden Show at Villa Festival House
March 29-30, 2014
2506 Ocean Drive, Vero Beach, FL

USF Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Festival
Apr 12-13, 2014
Botanical Gardens, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL

Amelia Island Garden Show 
April 19-20, 2014
Central Park, Amelia Island, FL

USF Botanical Gardens 10th Annual Butterfly, Herb and Native Plant Fair
Jun 14-15, 2014
Botanical Gardens, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL

USF Botanical Gardens 11th annual Tropical Plant Fair
Jul 12-13, 2014
Botanical Gardens, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL

The Landscape Show
September 25-27, 2014
Orange County Convention Center – Orlando, Florida

USF Botanical Gardens Fall Plant Festival
Oct 11-12, 2014
Botanical Gardens, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL

Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair
November 3-4, 2014
Simpson Cove – Mount Dora, FL

Plumeria Photo – Musk Rainbow

Plumeria Musk Rainbow

Plumeria Musk Rainbow

Bali Whirl

Bali Whirl

Plumeria Bali Whirl

Plumeria Lecture April 28th in Miami Beach

There will be a free plumeria lecture with plants for sale. 10 a.m.-noon April 28 at Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive. 305-673-7256, mbgardenorg.