Friday, August 26, 2016

It's Alive, My Rooted Rose

I had about given up, ready to throw out the rose
cuttings I made after my husband cut through the main 
stem to to remove it from the house.
But here it was today,
just as if it knew its fate.
You can see the new growth popping out, in 
fact, there are several all up and down the stem.

It was magnificent this year.
We had a great Spring resulting in tremendous growth.
It's a wild climber, going up two stories but unfortunately
climbing the down spout and trying to get 
beneath the siding.

The bees love it and it's oh so pretty!
I thought I would try saving it, replanting and
allowing it to grow up one of the trees at the 
edge of the woods.  

I tried sticking a cutting in a potato but it doesn't 
appear to be working, even with rooting hormone.

I put one in straight water.  Nice leaves but I can
see they are starting to fail.

This one was cut, dipped in rooting hormone and 
planted in an indoor potting soil- Success!
Now let's see if it will continue to grow!

Now, can someone tell me how to keep a misplaced
wisteria root from climbing my front siding?  


Gorges Smythe said...

Good deal!

Summer said...

Glad your rose is alive and well ♥

Manny said...

That climber is something. Does it damage the house siding in any way?

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

Yes, it can work its way under the siding and into small cracks plus bugs can climb it and get in too. My cutting is developing real leaves now so I'll plant it somewhere where it can climb without hurting anything once it is large and full.

Ginger Dawn...A Spice Below The Horizon said...

Oh I thought it was me that might be the probem with the potato fail method! Will try the other way now. Wow.... it is doing great and what a happy surprise for you and blessing every time you see, smell, and hear those bees! Great post!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The leaves are really growing now too!