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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Secret and Rooting Flowers

reward for a secret shopper

Just as I had this ready for a picture, my camera broke. Or something. It turns on and the lens extends along with buzzing, then the camera turns itself off and the lens won't retract. It is a Kodak EasyShare, cheap enough, but not something I can afford to replace. The lithium ion battery is the best part.

A new friend, Mark, lent me his digital camera for a week. I am astounded. So, I just have to take lots of pictures to support my blogging for a few weeks...lol. Since I am using my batteries and my sd card, I won't feel guilty about using it to stock up on pictures.

The view is from the top. Yes, I threw a sheet over the commode to get the kind of background that was a must. Shhhh....

I have an Internet friend who takes roses from bouquets and sinks the stems in sand and roots them. So, I have about a week to figure out just what to do with these to root them.

Your turn
Have you ever rooted roses or any flower from a bouquet of bought flowers? How is it done? 

6 comments:

  1. the flowers are gorgeous! i am going to do some internet searches and find out about rooting flowers...i will get back to you and let you know what i find!

    your friend,
    kymber

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  2. Beautiful flowers. I've heard of rooting roses but never tried it. I think you need that rooting hormone from a nursery? If you ever find out, let me know please.

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  3. I always use rooting hormone from the garden section in my home improvement store. Works great. I usually use regular potting soil. Keep moist, but not wet. Warm (not hot) sunny window. I have also had several root in the vase without the hormone treatment.

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  4. Anon,
    I think it is rather simple from what I have read. Simple and can I do it are two different things. However, I will give it a shot when the roses are spent. You do have to take off the blossoms to root them.

    LindaM and kymber,
    Yes, rooting hormone from any place--nursery, Lowe's, WM, any place that sells plants, seeds, gardening and supplies.

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  5. Never knew you could. Interesting indeed. Not that I get flowers. It's so hot here and flowers die so quickly people hardly ever give them.

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  6. By the way thanks for the tip on my blog about the size and it cutting out things. I tried to fix it up before heading to Alice. I work on a Mac at home so my view can be different then the PC at work.

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