Craig Morell, Director of The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Miami, will illustrate some of the tactics and benefits of growing your own plants. There are hundreds of methods to propagate plants, and even a society dedicated to the art. For this short program, Craig will cover some of the basics of how to propagate and establish plants from seeds, cuttings, airlayers, ground layers, stem propagation, and root divisions. He will cover a range of materials used for propagation and highlight some of the pitfalls to watch for when propagating small plants. See how to make more of your garden than ever before, and be able to share plants with your friends.
- Friday, December 1
- 2 – 3pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Craig has been a plant collector and grower all his life. Starting his gardening track by growing orchids at 14, he branched into other flowering plants, palms, bromeliads and epiphytes over the next decade. After reading one of Dr. Fairchild’s books as a teenager, he went on to get a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture at University of Florida. Craig went on to work as a nursery inspector for the State of Florida based at Chapman Field, followed by work as a commercial orchid grower in West Palm Beach, resort horticulturist in Boca Raton, and horticulturist for Pinecrest Gardens. He is currently the Director of The Kampong of the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Coconut Grove, former home and garden of Dr. David Fairchild.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.