Rooting salvia cuttings
I have tried all aspects of technique for rooting salvias, from dipping cut end in rooting hormone and putting in moist medium, putting cuttings in water, to the rooting gels, all to no avail. Then this spring I was transplanting a Salvia corrugata plant and it was a bit brittle and I broke off the leading tip. In frustration at my clumsiness, after planting the main plant, I put the broken off end into moist soil and let it be in the shade. A few days later it perked up and it must have rooted because it is growing quite nicely now. I guess I was just working too hard! I thought it was funny, and had to share.