Thursday, May 26, 2011

New Life.

I took cuttings this morning of some weigela, azaleas, and vitex. I think it might be too early for vitex, but I'm experimenting again.



Then I squirrel-proofed it.



I hid the container under the deck on the North side of the house. I suspect I will check on them too infrequently and half or more will not survive. That's part of my process.



The fig tree I rooted in 2009/10.



We have tomato blossoms.



And blooming hosta.



But the crinum, stuck back in the rear steals the show for me. Graceful and delicate.



It's 84 degrees. My back is a tinge red again today. Vitamin D is flowing through my body. Older joints don't hurt as much under direct sun. The boat will be here soon. I'm so ready.

7 comments:

grouchy said...

be careful of the sun and your complexion.

Your garden is gorgeous!

Audrey said...

I love your yard! The fig tree is really nice.
Do you have holes poked in the box that the cuttings are in? I want to try this rooting idea.
Thanks.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

No holes in the box, but I did poke holes in the cups I use to stick the cuttings. I leave a little water in the bottom of the container just to keep the humidity up. Check them once a week to make sure they're still "alive". Should take 4-8 weeks for these varieties to root.

Audrey said...

I am doing this tomorrow- can't wait to get them started.

Thank you.

Wanda said...

Hi Tom,
I am your newest follower and so glad I stumbled upon you blog. Is this process the same thing as growing them in a "hothouse"?

greggo said...

You must have raccoons, if you use that heavy of a strap.

Tom - 7th Street Cottage said...

Wanda, this process keeps the cutting humid and moist. I have to keep mine in the shade under the deck to keep them from burning. Little to no sun is best.