Last fall I shared my over grown rose bush, it was thriving beyond belief so I decided to propagate a few stems last September when the temperatures dropped.
I enjoy this activity it’s relaxing and that afternoon can be found here, rooting roses from cuttings.
This is an excellent way to expand the beauty in your garden without the expense of buying plants. Especially if you want a row of roses in the same variety.
Have nine buckets of cuttings and they all took but one; that was nothing more than amazing.
I didn’t use root hormone to root these roses either. I relied on the soil nutrients do let the magic transpire.
I also make llama tea for some of my watering activities and that seemed to really nurture the outcomes of these cuttings.
Here’s my rose bush, she’s now twice the size from last fall and full of buds.
I’m tempted to trim again because these little roses are the sweetest. The plan is to take these new plants with me when we move, propagating is a great way to bring part of your garden with you.
I didn’t expect such great success from the first batch of cuttings so I decided to transplant some near the front of the house in this red planter.
Once they’re in bloom they look great against the brick background.
Let’s Recap the Original Propagation
- The cuttings looked amazing for about a week.
- The blooms and green dried up so I could gently remove them.
- I was left with green sticks.
- Through winter I fed them Llama tea and they sat for months.
- Around November or December new leaves began to form.
- When February arrived they were all green but one.
Look at this soil isn’t it amazing?
I love that dark rich color, this soil was fertilized with chicken and llama manure over winter and I’m positive these roses are going to love this space.
After I mixed the dirt and removed some making room for the roses, I carefully added the two plants one by one and fed a serving of llama tea. They won’t need any more additional nutrients for at least another 4 months.
Then I placed the soil back into the container covering the roots for a successful transplant, they will sit here for a couple weeks undisturbed and then I will go back and trim off any negative looking stems if needed.
Expanding rose’s from cuttings is fun and it’s easier than you might think. This is the perfect way to multiply your garden without spending a lot of money.