Saturday, October 1, 2011

Taking Cuttings

Today I took cuttings of begonias (144) and sultanas (impatiens, busy Lizzies...150). 

First I trimmed pieces off of existing plants.
Then I snipped the leaves off except the top three.  I also cut the blooms and buds off because I want all the energy to go to making roots.
Then I used a disposable plastic knife to make a place for the cutting and stuck it in.  It isn't difficult, but it took a while.  I loved how my flowers looked this year and I want to do them just that way next year with as small a monetary outlay as possible.
The begonias all started from three cuttings I got from Mama.  I've kept them year after year and took more cuttings from the ones that I grew from those.

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