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Rooted cuttings of two salvia varieties
June 17, 2017. My efforts to propagate some plants by cuttings, as described a few weeks ago, are partially successful. While many attempts have withered to dry brown stalks (now discarded), some cuttings are faring notably better. The best results so far are with a couple of salvia varieties, which have produced enough roots that they have started protruding from the bottom of the small pots I used. I'm hardening these plantlets off right now, to introduce them to the garden in the near future. Others that look promising are several succulents (no surprise there) as well as Carolina jessamine. I hope to keep learning about how to grow more of my favorite plants vegetatively as a way of getting garden-ready plants more quickly than I could using seeds. That's not to say I'm giving up on seeds – I'm happy to report that a few of my patio seed trials have likewise produced results, although those seedlings are still mighty tiny, compared to their cutting-grown neighbors.

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