Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Plant Parenthood, continued


Some cuttings I'm nurturing along right now are several types of coleus, an alternanthera (purple-y plant, far right) and porterweed (Stachytarpheta jamaicensis).   These plants are all tender perennials which will need to be kept inside for the winter.  Until they root,  I've been keeping them in a partially unzipped ziplock bag most of the time.  Sometimes I talk some CO2 into the bags to encourage them.

If all goes well, I will have colorful plants in my south-facing windows this winter ---



and this scene in my garden next summer!

You can find this pretty display at the McMillan Greenhouse.