Sunday, May 31, 2009

Willow roots


After reading willows in the _Handbook of Nature Study_, we tried rooting our own. It worked! We cut two twigs -- one piece with the leaf end in the water, one piece with the stem end in the water, and one piece cut from the center of the twig. They all took root! One month of occasional watering in a pot of rocks and some patience was all it took.

1 comment:

Abby said...

I had read something about them actually secreting the substance that makes them root like that, and you could root other cuttings the same way, just by putting them both in the same pot. Have you heard that? I may have to finally try it with our willow.