As hard as it may be to accept, summer is drawing to and end here in Maine, with only a few short weeks left for growing tender annuals in the garden. Of course, hardier plants such as mums will continue to bloom well into the fall - but for those that simply cannot tolerate the cold, its time to either move them inside or take stem cuttings to grow them inside as houseplants.
I've opted for stem cuttings and actually spent the day doing just that. I must admit I'm rather proud of myself because I typically wait until it's too late and then rush to save my plants.
The easiest way to root cuttings from annuals, such as begonia, coleus and impatiens is to root them in water. They make attractive plants on the window sill while rooting, and its easy to tell when and if they root.
Rooting Stem Cuttings in Water
Until next time ... HAPPY GARDENING!