Cut that out Swap... update...
I was looking threw my lists and wanted to post an update for everyone from the swap hosted by mark this past spring. I also wanted each of you to know I truely appreciate you sharing your garden with me and I hope each of you learned as much as I did from Marks cuttings swap. Thanks Mark it was a blast!
Heres the update..................
Mark Case (Our most gracious host):
2 Lemon Grass cuttings - Doing good. I haven't harvested any this year but next year I hope to have it large enough I can make some recipes with it.
1 Spider Plant white/green - Doing great. No babies yet but the plants are hugh!
3 Weeping Cherry - didn't root:-(
1 Oregano - doing great and dried some of it already for cooking!
1 Ginger root - doing excellent. it is hugh I added another piece from the grocery store with it and about a month ago I harvested a large chuck for ginger tea:-) (acutally just had some this morning. Yum.Yum. )
1 Pampas Grass - Doing great!
1 Horseradish - Doing wonderfully. I haven't pulled it up yet. Waiting for fall. But it looks like it took off its plant is about a foot wide.
1 Elephant Garlic - i think I kept it too wet and I rotted it. errr. I know for next time. I have a bad habit of that on larger items like bulbs. I just rotted my scarlet runner beans because of too much water also. I had to start them again. You'd think I'd learn my lesson.
2 Kiwi - I cut to 4 because they were large cuttings and now have 3 rooted and growing.
2 Pinor noir grape - both rooted and growing.
2 Himalayian Blackberry & 2 Evergreen Blackberry - I have 1 out of the four and am not sure which survived. LOL but It is growing like mad and has wicked thorns. Can't wait for the berries.
1 clematis - Doing great! Just added it last month next to the rose I wanted it with.
1 Corkscrew willow - Rooted fine and is about 1 foot tall now :-) Still in a pot will wait til spring to plant out.
1 Asparagus - Added to the asparagus bed I just made. Thanks I needed all I could get as this is the first.
3 Stevia (me, mom, fran) -None of these made it. I know you triied.
2 Sugar Plum - neither root. I am sure it was something I didn't do right
1 Peruvian Purple potato
1 fingerling seed potato
1 Red red potato
1 Blue Blue potato
-All the potatos were rotted when they got here. I triied to cut it off and dry it out but didn't work. Maybe in the fall swap I would like 1 each of them (uncut if possible) Thanks for trying though I was so excited about them but am being patient.
1 J. choke - I am not sure what happened to this? I don't think it made it but can't recall why.
1 California white garlic start - Doing great by the white rose
1 Lorz Italian Red - Planted by the red rose:-)
1 Holland iris - growing like crazy but no blooms this year. keeping fingers crossed for next year!
1 gardenia - didn't root
1 Jasmine Vine - Did great and is about 6 inches with leafs
1 Dwarf watermelon crepe myrtle - Doing reallly good but am waiting until spring to plant out as I don't want to take a change on the root system not being large enough yet. I really am happy this rooted so well.
1 Bridal white spirea - Didn't root
1 red spider flower - Planted and growing.
2 weeping willow - Both rooted and are growing well
Black Moudry Grass (10 seeds)
Gentiana Clausa (Bottle Gentian)seed
Pink Pampas Grass seed
Pink Muhly Grass seed
Golden Chain Tree
All the seeds I am planting this coming month to keep inside during the winter and plant out in the spring. That way they won't be too big during winter. Thanks!
2 pink climbing roses - Rooted and growing like mad. still in a pot until spring.
2 pink roses didn't root
1 red climbing rose- Rooted and growing like mad. still in a pot until spring.
1 star of Bethlehem
1 Rose Anthurium
1 white Dutch iris
1 Spanish bluebells
Kamil - All the bulbs grew wonderfully.
Thanks again for those.
1 elephant ear - Doing great and growing tall.
1 Lady Margaret Passion flower - Didn't root. Sad because I really was hoping I would get that one right.
1 cherry jubilee alameda - Didn't root
Loofah seeds - Growing them this year on the side of the house. They really didn't do well this year. I kept 1/2 the seeds in case and will grow again next year. It has been a reallly wet year here and somethings are just rotting in the ground:-(
1 apple scented geranium - Not sure what happened to this. I know it must have not made it because its not with my geraniums (and I don't have but 2 so maybe next time:-)
1 Dahlia Unwins - Doing great and blooming already!
1 Canna rizome purple
1 Angel Wing Begonia - growing great and is about 3-4 inches tall
1 oxadalis green - Didn't make it. I think the bulbs were too deep and they rotted with all that darn rain we are having. Its always either too much or not enough!
Roses: **see note at bottom on all the rose cuttings.
Duchesse De Brabant
Mrs. BR Cant
Wm Lobb really gorgeous with treacherous stickers!!!
Lady of Guadalupe
**All the roses... They started out great but most did not make it. The ones that did was all the ones in the large propogation chamber I made. All the ones in the soda pop chambers did not. I think the humity was an issue and there was a lot more humity in the large chamber so next time I will be sure to put all roses in that one... I mark it up to a learning experience and now I know what NOT to do with rose cuttings. I will most definatly try it again now that I know what to do. I thought the soda pop ones would do better because they work so well on hardwood cuttings like figs, hydrandeas and other stuff like that but Now I know.
1 butterfly bush- purple/blue - Didn't root.
1 Zephrine D
1 Charles Rennie McIntosh
1 Bishops Castle
2 blueberry - One blueberry rooted :-) But I think I put it in the ground too soon because it lost the leafs:-( I would love to try this again and will most likely root them and keep them in the pot for the first year. Really sad I lost it after planting it out, it is still there as I am hoping it just went dormant and will surprise me in the spring.
1 Marshalls Delight Bee Balm - Doing great and growing like mad. It has been blooming all summer and I can't wait for it to take over the bed I put it in. :--)) Big Smile. The butterflys are loving it already.
1 Donkeys Tails - Doing great.
1 Huntington Rose - Didn't root
Thanks for all the rose cuttings and I would really like to try them again in the large prop. chamber. Every rose I had in that one made it. So I am hoping I am on to something and didn't just 'by chance' put the easiest to root in there. LOL.
Narcissus white with yellow cup
1 judy mogil
1 ginger swirl
1 love the sun
1 one olympic challenge
1 stairway to heaven
1 Brother carl D
**All the irises are doing great. No blooms this year but didn't expect them either. But next year I will keep my fingers crossed. :-) Thanks sooo much!
1 apple blossom - didn't root
1 grace albritton - rooted.
1 Betty Sheffield - rooted
1 Lantana:New Gold - Seems to have gotten lost in my garden somewhere. I can't find it. LOL. I know I put it there but its not where I put it. I am thinking something uprooted it. It was small when I put it out.
1 jasminoides - didn't root
1 Star Anise - rooted and doing great! Thanks
1 fushia 4 O'clocks - planted in the front bed and blooming great this year!
1 Kennebec seed potato - Just harvested them about two weeks ago and they were great!
1 crepe myrtle - Velma's Royal Delight - Rooted and Doing wonderful. Will wait until next year to plant out.
2 Concorde grape - Doing great and getting tall. Still have in the GH and will plant out in the fall
2 Candace grape - 1 made it. Doing great and getting tall. Still have in the GH and will plant out in the fall
1 Jasmine - Didn't root
2 Double mock orange - Didn't root
2 french lilac - One made it. Yeah! - It was out growing the pot so I did put this one in the ground. I can't wait to see the first blooms I know it will probably be a couple years but thats alright with me:-)
1 red poker flower
1 Joseph's Coat Rose climbing rose - Pretty sure this was one of them in the 'good' chamber for the roses and I have it repoted. I am not planting out until the root system gets larger though.
1 New Dawn Climbing Rose Climbing rose
2 anjor pear - Didn't root.
1 Red Japanese maple - Didn't root
1 pussy willow - Made it and doing great. I put it in the ground already.
2 Corylus avellana 'Contorta', Harry Lauder's Walking Stick - I know these didn't root for me. I was very sad. I was really hoping to get at least one out of it. I would really like to try to root this one again.
Hydrangea petiolaris - Rooted and planted out. it is about a foot tall.
Salix discolor amer pus wil - Not sure what happened to this one. I don't think it rooted.
1 red twig dogwood cuttings - Didn't root
1 native plum- was planning on trying to graft it but didn't get too. so I stuck them in the dirt to try rooting but think i just waiting too long. errr. they didn't root.
1 white clematis - rooted and planted by the red rose
1 JFK rose? - I think this was one of the roses in the large prop. chamber and did make it. I lost the tag to one of the roses and I think it was this but not sure until it blooms so it will be my surprise rose.
**All you sent rooted and took off (except apple mint). I have enough already to start trading them also. Thanks so much for the mints I am LOVING them in my teas!
Crepscule - Not sure what happened to this one...
Angelwing Begonia - Rooted and took off. Its about 3 inches tall in new groweth.
lemon balm - WHOA Took off... looks like a mini bush. LOL Loving it.
Clematis 'Jackmanii - Didn't root
Rose cuttings: Veilchenblau
creeping phlox - Doing very well next to danaes fairy garden.
thyme - Doing great and taste great. LOL
spearamint - Well you know that one rooted. LOL I love mints:-)
If I left something blank its because it didn't root. I will post the link to the photos as soon as I load them all. I am very happy with my success from this swap and can't wait until the fall one.. HINT hint.. LOL..
Thanks again everyone!
AKA - Greenthumbgrow