ornamentals, home propagation, horticulture department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Although it is true that many ornamentals can be propagated at home, the reader should not overlook the fact that there is a place for the commercial nurseryman and florist. These commercial institutions are absolutely essential to the proper advancement of a community along outdoor beautification lines. Nurserymen and florists have the expensive equipment necessary for the propagation of certain ornamentals that the average home cannot afford. When the layman realizes the amount of time, labor, and equipment necessary to propagate some of our common ornamentals, he wonders how they can be sold for such a remarkably low price. The reader should therefore understand it is not the purpose of this circular to take from the commercial propagator the business that he so rightfully deserves.
Ford, A. L., "Home Propagation of Ornamentals" (1931). SDSU Extension Circulars. 304.