Easy plant propagation guide, from roses to lilacs and more. You can grow a beautiful garden full of blooms for free by propagating plants.
There is nothing quite as satisfying to me than taking a slip (cutting) from a prized plant and rooting it, dividing an overcrowded perennial and being able to give some to a flower loving friend or growing plants from seed you can’t buy at an everyday garden center. In this post I share my guide to plant propagation and how easy it can be to get more of the flowers you love on a budget!
I have shared many posts about starting from seed, root divisions and rooting roses a couple different ways. One thing I must start with is to be sure and not infringe on patents.
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Zonal geraniums have got to be one of the easiest plants to propagate from cuttings. They root quickly making for a fast way to get more. Some folks have started them in water but I have not been successful at that. Water roots take their time in continuing to grow once you submerge them in soil so for me it is just faster and easier to get a healthy plant by just starting out in soil.
There are tons of old and non-patented roses you can easily take cuttings from and get more on the cheap. Some varieties root faster than others and it is always a good practice to take tons of cuttings, you will lose some to a variety of issues, so the more you attempt the more success you will have.
This is a faster way to get a larger rose plant and is just as easy as cuttings in my opinion. It does take paying attention and keeping the soil moist but I did not have an issue with that. I take a garden walk each morning and I made sure to keep checking on the progress of the rose. The rose I rooted in this post is blooming this Spring, not even a full year from rooting!
Spring is not spring without the sweet scent of lilacs. I never fail to get tons of people visiting my blog during lilac season. Everyone wishes to know more about growing and caring for lilacs. Propagating Lilacs from cuttings is one of my most popular posts. It is very much like rose cuttings. This is a great way to preserve heirloom lilacs you may have to leave behind in moving from a beloved home.
The scent of heirloom lilacs cannot be rivaled!
Another way to get more of the lilacs you love.
Lavender is one of my favorite fragrant flowers for the garden. Create a lavender hedge inexpensively by taking cuttings of one plant, they grow fast.
Root division is a terrific method for keeping many perennials healthy and happy, plus you get more to replant in other areas or swap with garden lovin’ friends.
Propagating by layering (not air layering this is different) is another easy way to get all sorts of plants. Suited for plants that vine or can be staked to the ground along a stem or cane.
A fast and easy way to get more of the colors you already have. Faster to bloom than from seed and just fun to do!
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