My friend, Sheryl, and I have been discussing taking cuttings from our roses. Today was the day for me :-) I mailed her cuttings yesterday!
First, find spent blossoms, cut off the flowers, cut the bottom at an angle, make slits down the stems, and dip in Root stuff. Stuff into the potting medium and water well.
Lastly, outside into the sun, glass cloche in place. (those wiry wisps on the left are Floppsy’s whiskers! He wanted to be in the picture too.) The little cuttings need moisture, fresh air circulating and sunshine. I’m so impatient…wonder if I can wait the 6-8 weeks it will take to see if anything has rooted????
If any of them do, then I will move them to larger individual pots and baby them through the winter to plant next year.
Pretty painfree way to get more roses!