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How to Grow Lilies

 

Lilies are beautiful perennials that are easy to grow. Lilies grow well in containers and are great for adding color and height to flower beds. With proper care, lilies will come back year after year, multiplying continuously. To learn more about growing lilies, check out How to Grow Lilies. It will teach your how to care for lilies including planting lilies, fertilizing , water and sun requirements for lilies, breeding, dividing lily bulbs and much more.

How to Grow Lilies

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My first lily of the year bloomed a banana yellow. So pretty and vary fragrant.

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Spider Plant Bloom

My new variegated Spider Plant is blooming. It’s so dainty and small.

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Below is one of the plantlets. To be in a 4″ pot it has three tendrils full of babies and more coming out the top.

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How to Grow Roses from Cuttings

 Are you looking to extend your rose garden or perhaps replicate a friends prized rose? No problem- you can grow your   favorite roses from cuttings.

 Growing roses from cuttings can be a controversial topic. Some say it’s too hard, some insists that it’s easy. There are dozens of ways to grow roses from cuttings and some techniques are more sophisticated than others. In  How to Grow Roses from Cuttings you will find an easy tutorial for propagating roses by cuttings.

 Growing roses from stem cuttings usually take 3 to 6 weeks depending on the time of year, how well you take care of them  and they type of rose your are propagating.

Take note every single cutting most likely will not root. With that said, take a few extra cuttings to  insure a higher success rate. You can always pass on your extra rooted cuttings to a friend.

Tutorial: How to Grow Roses from Cuttings

How to Grow Forsythias from Cuttings

 Tutorial:  How to Grow Forsythias from Cuttings.

During late winter my husband backed over my forsythia bush with his tractor and broke most of the stems off to the ground. I took the stems and rooted them. It had just bloomed and the leaves were just starting to form.

Here is a photo of the first forsythia cutting that rooted. The new growth is a sure sign it has rooted and is doing well.

To learn how to grow forsythias from cuttings check out the tutorial below the first picture.

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How to Grow Begonias from Cuttings

I purchased a medium size Angel Wing Begonia last week. Over the weekend end I managed to find time to take propagate it. I managed 18 cuttings which should be ready in 1 to 2 weeks.

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Growing begonias from cuttings is very easy and is perfect for beginner. I would recommend propagating begonias from cuttings for anyone who is impatient when it comes to seeing progress or those with little experience including beginners, children or new begonia growers.

I also created a post just on growing begonias from cuttings. These instructions are for any type of begonia. Just remember to keep them moist and shaded.

How to Grow Begonias from Cuttings

Tutorial: How to Grow Begonias from Cuttings.