May 18th, 2013

Bee Haven to the rescue

A few days ago my dogs trampled my beloved ‘Mr. Henry Cox’ geraniums below. I love their unusual coloring– not your typical garish red flowers with lime green leaves bought-at-Home-Depot variety.

After berating the dogs, I collected the broken stems and hit YouTube for a tutorial in geranium propagation. Up popped an English gardener with a great how-to video on the best way to save my plants. The most interesting bit, dip the stems in honey before planting. So I did just that and I’ll let you know if it works.

I shouldn’t be surprised, honey is purported to be nature’s best cure-all.

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  • Wow- honey? I usually just poke the stems back into the earth & they magically grow new roots, but unsurprisingly I get mixed results with that method 😉

    BeccaMay 19th, 2013  3:28 PM

     
  • OMG I LOVE this post:) so great tips. Your blog Is on my fav. list now.

    If you want to see a lovely Swedish home..check out my blog:)

    Have a wonderful week dear

    LOVE Maria from inredningsvis.se
    (sweden)

    maria at inredningsvisMay 20th, 2013  4:02 PM

     
  • I come from a family of gardeners & I’ve never heard about honey before. That’s good to know. Just bought a couple of geraniums from the flower market at the weekend.

    That's Not My AgeMay 20th, 2013  5:20 PM

     
  • I just got a cutting from a plant from Tho mas Jefferson and I am terrified that it won’t root!

    PigtownDesignMay 28th, 2013  12:19 AM

     

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