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Re: can we talk container gardening? Now cuttings-

I'm no expert on cuttings, but have found Strobilanthes is more easily
carried over via cuttings rather than taking the whole thing in for winter.
I stuck 28 cuttings last fall and every one took.  I am currently trying
some more hardy woody cuttings in rootrainers, all but the dogwoods seem to
be fine so far.  I use the standard mix of 1:1, sphagnum peat and perlite.
However, I took a very short seminar this spring on cuttings and they
advocated 1:1, perlite and vermiculite.  The blend worked well, but we were
doing houseplants, not sure if that makes a difference.  I have more trouble
assessing the dampness of p/v than I do p/peat.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <justme@prairieinet.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] can we talk container gardening? Now cuttings-

> Maybe we should start another conversation about cuttings? Never did
> this, tried to save an entire plant over the winter with out much
> success. Gets leggy and dies about March:(
> Maybe we should label this message propagation? Seems we have a few
> experts on this...
> Donna
> >
> > Thanks Zem!  I get a lot of pleasure out of growing the cuttings and
> > building the containers.  I also get to give away loads of plants to
> > friends and club members.  It is very satisfying watching a cutting
> grow
> > into a nicely shaped plant. I have way too many containers!  I bring
> > many of them indoors in the winter.  I feel like I have a greenhouse
> > environment indoors!  While the snow is falling, I can enjoy colorful
> > foliage, blooms and fragrance.  I wish that I had a real conservatory,
> > but I doubt that that will happen in this life time.
> >
> > Chris
> > Long Island, NY
> > Zone 7
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