Higher temperatures indicate that summer is just around the corner. But almost two inches of rain last week brought relief and appreciation.
This rose and the one seen in the pot behind it are the results of propagation. I’ve been experimenting with different methods with varying success. These started with cuttings in small pots that were placed in a clear plastic bag. The soil was watered well, but not soggy, and the bag sealed. The condensation in the bag keeps the soil moist and provides a greenhouse environment.
After about six weeks, it was still alive, so I removed the bag and left the pot on the southern window sill. Since some cuttings lived and others died, I’m not sure which bushes these came from.
The age of a tree can also be determined by the layers of the bark, which is seen in this picture. Wow. This information can from a retired botany professor in our group. Isn’t that neat.
Last year I learned first hand how irresponsible it is not to trim back an Autumn Clematis.
Because the vine was so thick and heavy, the whole trellis with its bottom in concrete came out of the ground.
Now I’m seeing the consequences of not cutting this Jackman Clematis (Clematis ‘Jackmanii’) back. I checked it in winter, but it’s dead stems seemed sparse and not a problem.
Have a super day.
“The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” Charles Bukowski