Material with electrical conductivity that is not quite that of a conductor nor that of an insulator, is a semiconductor.
But if semi means half why is a 80,000 pound 18-wheeler called a “semi.” It's more of a maxi. It's really the trailer part that is referred to a “semi”, as in semi-trailer. It's doesn't have a front axle and only wheels only at the end. So the truck that pulls it is semi-tractor trailer or simply a “semi”.
And wood on a shrub that isn't quite hardwood nor softwood is what else, semi-hardwood.
Early summer is a great time to take semi-hardwood cuttings of your spring flowering shrubs and root them.
Many ornamental shrubs such as witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) and flowering quince (Chaenomeles x superba) are easy to root. Tree cuttings are often more difficult to root,with the possible exception of birches, crape myrtles (Lagerstroemia spps.), some elms, and all willows, …show more content…
Take semi-hardwood cuttings from partially mature wood of this season’s growth, best from early July to early fall. Semi-hardwood will feel slightly firm but bendable.
You can if you want treat your semi-hardwood cuttings with rooting hormone powder. To keep from possibly spreading disease to your entire supply of rooting hormone, pour some of the rooting hormone powder into a deep dish and dip your cuttings in this rather than directly into the jar. Toss out any leftover rooting powder.
You don't need a greenhouse to successfully propagate semi-hardwood cuttings but it helps if you