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Re: Spring Gardening


???...I meant leaders. Whose fingers are these anyway?????
Kitty

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 11:31 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring Gardening


> Cuttings...yeah....my ex called earlier this evening and said his CO blue
> Spruce has 2 headers and can he cut one off and stick it in a glass of
water
> and get another tree....I explained cuttings, length, rooting hormone,
etc.
> Gave him the materials; sent him URLS for illustrations. He seemed to
think
> this was a lot of bother for something that really should sprout from a
> glass of water.
>
> Kitty
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "cathy carpenter" <cathyc@rnet.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 10:26 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring Gardening
>
>
> > A friend of mine just takes a cutting and sticks it in the ground where
> > she wants it to grow. The vast majority of them root without any
> > hormone at all. I have never done so, but I recall reading that they
> > can also be cut back in the early summer. Flowering may be a bit
> > delayed, but will happen.
> > Cathy
> > On Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 12:10 PM, james singer wrote:
> >
> > > Easy to do, Rich. They'll even root in water, I think. Just remove the
> > > blooms and carefully remove the leaves from two or three nodes at the
> > > bottom of the cutting, dunk it in Rootone or similar [Schultz's is
> > > called TakeRoot] and poke them into damp sand or vermiculite. Keep
> > > them in a shady spot, don't let them dry out, don't disturb them for 3
> > > or 4 weeks. They should have roots by then.
> > >
> > >
> > > On Saturday, June 5, 2004, at 02:43 PM, Richard T. Apking wrote:
> > >
> > >> As you all can see by the original posting date,I've been thinking
> > >> this over
> > >> for quite a while.  Has anyone cut back their Autumn Joy; and if so,
> > >> what
> > >> was the result.  I guess I just figured they would be tall and
> > >> somewhat
> > >> floppy in the fall.  Also about rooting the cut off portions, is this
> > >> difficult?  I've never done this, and could (if I decide to do the
> > >> cutting
> > >> back) use some help as to the techniques so the venture is a success.
> > >> Thanks, Rich in Z-5
> > >> ----- Original Message -----
> > >> From: <Zemuly@aol.com>
> > >> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > >> Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 7:03 PM
> > >> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Spring Gardening
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> In a message dated 5/21/2004 8:45:09 PM Central Standard Time,
> > >>> Chris@widom-assoc.com writes:
> > >>> plan to try pruning sedum 'Autumn Joy' as well to keep it stocky.
> > >>>
> > >>> You can easily root your trimmings.  I cut mine back every year in
> > >>> late
> > >>> summer when it gets too leggy.  I'm notorious for rooting everything
> > >>> --
> > >> for that
> > >>> reason my beds look like my house!  They're a confusion of plants.
> > >>>
> > >>> I weeded beds at the Ag Experiment Station this morning then stopped
> > >>> by a
> > >>> great nursery where I bought two Lespedeza thunbergii.  I have
> > >>> wanted one
> > >> (or
> > >>> two) for years and their mention in this month's "American Gardener"
> > >> sealed the
> > >>> deal.  (Or maybe the 90 degree temp frazzled my brain.) Tomorrow I
> > >>> tackle
> > >> the
> > >>> horror in the beds.  Soon I, too, will take pics for display.
> > >>>
> > >>> zem
> > >>> zone 7
> > >>> West TN
> > >>>
> > >>> zem
> > >>> zone 7
> > >>> West TN
> > >>>
> >
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