Friday, July 19, 2013

Today in the Garden

Today was my day to air layer the pink perfection camellia. I spent an hour or two and got 30 potential new camellias started. I will not clip them until much cooler weather in late October or even in November. When the weather cools down they root. Air Layering takes patience. For my tutorial on how I air layer click here.
Last week I tried to strike some cuttings of dogwood, gardenia, tulip tree, and hydrangea. Sad to say that the dogwood and tulip tree cuttings rotted away. The gardenia all took and have healthy roots and no leaf damage at all.
About half of the hydrangeas took, which is better than zero. I am amazed.
Does anyone else try to fill in the holes in the garden by propagating plants you already have?