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Bryce Lane, Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus and Lecturer Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University

Mondays, September 7 through October 26, 2020 – 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

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This eight-week class is totally focused on all the different ways you can propagate plants at home. First, we will learn about the science of plant reproduction, and apply it to a number of propagation techniques. The second section is devoted to learning how to propagate plants from seed, including annuals, perennials, and woody plants. Then we will focus on all forms of vegetative propagation, (cuttings, layerage, division, etc.) and how we can perform these techniques in our own backyards. I'll share with you all the tricks I've learned over the years as I propagated numerous plants from my own home garden!

newly at-home propagated plants

Tentative Schedule

September 7 — Introduction & The Science of Plant Reproduction
September 14 — Propagating plants from seed; Part 1
September 21 — Propagating plants from seed; Part 2
September 28 — Vegetative plant propagation principles
October 5 — Propagating plants from Cuttings
October 12 — Propagating plants from Layerage
October 19 — Propagating plants from Division and other methods
October 26 — Grafting and other propagation subjects

Bryce Lane

About Bryce Lane

Bryce grew up in Western Massachusetts, where he discovered his passion for plants and telling others about them, working at a local garden center through high school and college. After earning his B.S. in plant science from the University of Massachusetts in 1979 and an M.S. in horticulture from The Ohio State University in 1981, he came to the Department of Horticultural Science at NC State University as a lecturer, teaching in both the two-year and four-year programs. He taught plant identification at NC State for 18 years. In 1987, he became the undergraduate coordinator, serving the department in that capacity for 26 years. Bryce taught both large and small courses, for majors and non-majors. In the past 30+ years, he has taught more than 20,000 students. He has received numerous local, regional, and national teaching awards and is frequently invited to speak at many workshops and symposia, about teaching as well as horticulture and gardening. He hosted and produced a three-time, Emmy winning UNC TV public television show called "In the Garden With Bryce Lane" which was on the air for 11 seasons. Most importantly, he has been married for 37 years to his high school sweetheart, has two happily married daughters, and six incredible grandchildren.

Bryce retired from NC State in January 2014, and is now spending more time with his family, pursuing the next chapter in his public speaking career, and teaching part time at NC State and the JC Raulston Arboretum. He served as interim director of the JC Raulston Arboretum from July through November 2014. He is an avid gardener who has gardened in the same spot for more than 30 years!

$200.00 for members, $250.00 for nonmembers. Note to nonmembers: instead of paying $50.00 more for the program, become a member for $50.00 instead.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to and is considered complete when payment is received.
Online via Zoom.
Please contact Chris Glenn at chris_glenn@ncsu.edu more information about this class.