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Re: California trip/now rose cuttings

Sounds simple enough.  Cuttings at any time? or at a certains tage?

neIN, Z5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 8:44 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] California trip/now rose cuttings

> This may not really be relevant, but for what it's worth...
> My father had a large rose garden mostly grown from
> cuttings.  If he saw a beautiful rose in someone's garden
> he would knock on the door and ask for a cutting.  This was
> in southern Alabama in the 1950s.  The method he used
> with great success was this - long before the day of
> rooting hormones.
> He would allow the cutting to callous for a few hours.  Then
> he would insert it into the sandy earth next to the north side
> of the house in the area under the eaves.  He would turn a
> quart-size mason jar over it, making its own little greenhouse.
> In a matter of six weeks or so he would have a rooted
> cutting.  He always wanted to have a rose nursery to grow
> flowers for the florist trade, but never achieved that ambition.
> Auralie
> In a message dated 05/04/2005 8:06:42 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> hodgesaa@earthlink.net writes:
> Keep trying. When I do them I usually have maybe one or two out of 10 or
> make it. I always make my cuttings about 6-8 inches long and start mine in
> potting soil (maybe I should use sand or perlite) I've got two Rosa
> mutablis in my yard that I propagate from a huge old specimen downtown.
> They are now both about 6 feet tall. They were my first success about 6
> years ago, very sentimental about them.
> I also do not cover mine, just keep them in shade and moist. It is SO
> here I think bagging them would cause the to fall over from fungi almost
> immeduately. Again, maybe perlite would help
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