Getting cuttings from OR to AZ.....?

stephanotis_1(8b AZ)June 22, 2007

My mom is moving out of her house in Oregon after living there for 30 or so years. When she moved in, the whole long driveway was lined with mature Tropicanas and other types of roses. The shrubs have to be at least 35 or more years old. I will be visiting her at the end of the summer before she moves out, and wanted to get as many cuttings as I could to bring back to Arizona for rooting. What would be the best way to get them here? Mail them to myself Priority USPS? Carry on bag in Zip-Locs and wet paper towels? Other ideas? All help is greatly appreciated!

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mmmgonzo(z7 OR)

You might check with the airline. I think I remember reading about forumers taking cuttings in coolers with them as a carry on on the plane (small cooler). I dont know with the restrictions on flights if they would or would not allow you to do this).

Another way would be to mail them to yourself. Make sure the ends (cut ends) are wrapped with wet paper towels, then I would wrap in saran wrap, then I would wrap all of the cuttings in wet paper towels or newspaper, put them in a plastic bag of some sort (I have used the plastic grocery bags before).. others like ziplocks. All of this would be if you are mailing them out to yourself.

Good Luck!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 5:50PM
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stephanotis_1(8b AZ)

Thanks, I think I will just mail them to myself. We are leaving Oregon on a Monday, so I will get as many cuttings as will fit into a flat rate box and mail it Next Day for home. I've been practicing up on rooting cuttings, and so far so good. I'm trying both baggie and 2 liter bottle methods, and have seen some leaf growth both ways. I can't wait to get roots!

    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 2:12PM
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mmmgonzo(z7 OR)

If you have room in your carry on I would bring some cuttings that way in ziplocks too :)


    Bookmark   June 27, 2007 at 7:00PM
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