How Unusual Is This?
A couple of years ago, I bought a Honey Perfume rose, and while planting it, broke off a small branch. I stuck it in a cup of Miracle Gro potting soil and kept it on my deck all summer, watering it when I watered other things, but not babying it in any way. To my surprise, it rooted - I planted it in a different place than my original bush (which died - I think it was in a poor spot in my yard), and it's been growing and blooming ever since.
Is it normally that easy to root roses, or was that just a fluke? I used no misting, plastic covering, rooting hormone, any of that stuff.