If you want to keep some geraniums over the winter, cuttings should be made in late July to start plants for winter and spring indoor bloom. To make the cuttings, use the tip of branches about four inches long. Cut off the bottom leaves and stick the cuttings about 1/3 of their length in a moist sand-peat mixture. Roots will develop rapidly and new plants should be ready for potting in about four weeks. When pruning away twiggy young growth from rose bushes, make use of the prunings by rooting them and producing new plants. Treat stem bases with a rooting hormone, stick them in soil in a cold frame that is out of the sun, and water them well. If some die before
You can use your prunings from rose bushes to root new plants. rooting ~ no great loss ~ just toss them into the compost pile. Holly, azalea, and camellia cuttings can also be rooted in a sandpeat moss mixture set in a cool, shady location.
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