Propagation of softwood cuttings of deciduous plants. Here is an article ( of many) written by a gardener even more enthused in their website prose than I am! Something of a cross between a motivational speaker and a sawdust revival preacher in the world of plants and propagation.
Propagation is an area that I am turning my attention towards. I am not having so many of my own babies and can use that nurturing side of me on plants again.
( I had a jungle of indoor plants when I had my first child, but more and more plants languished away as I had pregnancies and outcomes-people!- that diverted all the tender care I had once lavished on watering, repotting and starting cuttings).
New starts need regular attention. But I think maybe I can start doing this. Maybe I will have a little green house after a year or two ( that has been a longtime dream of mine).
Well, as usual, I am getting ahead of myself. I tried the cuttings route here in this garden, but I kept losing things after they rooted. Bad placing, I am sure. And the fact that when I am full bore into the season I am trying wildly to balance all that life demands. Plants, especially new plants, lose out to other obligations of attention. I do believe some regulated and carefully organized attempts could be successful. I intend to try.
Just so I don’t try too many things. Hmmmm, baby chicks or baby plants? I want both!
See, this always happens to me…….. I also want to try my hand at selling some of my clutter on ebay. And making some designs for cafepress shirts and things….. and making business cards for my husband…… and trying out the new world of the digital camera…… and… and….
There are always the blogs and the webpage needs some new additions….. and I haven’t really gotten the hang of PSP8.
Oh, the life and trials of the dilletante. Is it any wonder that I find my solace just sitting in the sun on a warm spring day? Looking forward to that, I can tell you. Making pictures of the clouds and feeling all is right and listening to the children laugh and ……
HEY! I can’t do that yet, I have plans to carry out. Each thing in its own time, each thing in its own season. No cause to rush things.