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in garden •  last month  (edited)

As part of adding many new plants to the landscape I am starting some cuttings of Butterflybush, Hydrangea and Salvia Greggii.

I am trying to different methods. One scraping off the bark from the bottom stems and the others just leaving them alone and putting them in water.

I did some trimming as the plant killed off some of its branches. I cut them off to help the plant save energy.

The Oak leaf hydrangea has some fuzzy leaves, they seem to be doing well.

I got to pour out the water sometimes as mosquito larva moves into the water.. I dont think they harm the plants but I dont want to create homes for them.

I got alot of Salvia Greggi cuttings.. but seems maybe half of them have survived. I may have exposed the cuttings to too much light but luckily I still have about a dozen cuttings alive. Hope the rest pull through.

The smell of opening the package of salvia was amazing.. the sage like smell was overwhelming. They were shipped from Cali so I think they got kind of cooked on the way via snail mail.

Nothing has formed roots yet but I hope to see some in a few weeks.

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great idea

@o4wx thank you.. I think so too

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Good luck with growing these and a good idea to change the water regularly we dont need more mosquitos around

@tattoodjay thanks alot, if they all take I should have a few dozen starter plants. Yeah I try to change the water once a week as they do try to move in.

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Lets hope they all take that would be so cool

Good luck growing!

@ludmila.kyriakou thanks much.. the salvia gregii seems to be having the most trouble. Not sure if the cuttings should be in part sun before they root or not.

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When I root cuttings, I never put them in the sun.
I put them where daylight falls without sunlight.
And where there is no draft.

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