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In Australia, Peter Cook has been growing tables and chairs for 25 years in his back yard, using a process known as tree shaping.  This technique involves directing arboreal growth into pre-determined designs, allowing tree shapers to create anything from ladders to entire building structures.

In Australia, Peter Cook has been growing tables and chairs for 25 years in his back yard, using a process known as tree shaping. This technique involves directing arboreal growth into pre-determined designs, allowing tree shapers to create anything from ladders to entire building structures.

Take Cuttings: With small pruning snips, cut stem sections 1-2 inches long. Remove lower leaves. (Roots will sprout from these leaf nodes.) Let cuttings dry on a tray for a few days before you plant them. This curing process causes cut ends to callus (form a thin layer of cells). "It's OK if the cuttings shrivel up a little bit," Meyers says.

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Take Cuttings: With small pruning snips, cut stem sections 1-2 inches long. Remove lower leaves. (Roots will sprout from these leaf nodes.) Let cuttings dry on a tray for a few days before you plant them. This curing process causes cut ends to callus (form a thin layer of cells). "It's OK if the cuttings shrivel up a little bit," Meyers says.

King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa  By Frans Lanting on photoshelter.

King protea, Protea cynaroides, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa By Frans Lanting on photoshelter.

etsyfindoftheday:  etsyfindoftheday | BONUS V-DAY IDEA 3 | 2.9.14  succulent living heart wall planter by rootedinsucculents

etsyfindoftheday: etsyfindoftheday | BONUS V-DAY IDEA 3 | 2.9.14 succulent living heart wall planter by rootedinsucculents

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