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Cuttings taken on a particular date at the Flowering Shrub Farm in Voorheesville, NY 12186. I propagate one variety of plant each day and label the container they are in with the date the cuttings were taken (clicking on the top picture may open a larger version).

July 7, 2009 Conrad F Meyer + Harison's Yellow

July 8, 2009 La Belle Sultane + Rosa alba Maxima + Ferdinand Pichard

July 9, 2009 American Pillar + Delicata + New Dawn

July 10, 2009 Apothecary's Rose

July 11, 2009 Furstin Von Pless

July 12, 2009 Great Maiden's Blush

July 13, 2009 Fantin Latour

July 22, 2009 Linda Campbell

July 23, 2009 Rosa alba Semi-plena

July 24, 2009 Great Maiden's Blush

July 25, 2009 Kazanlik

July 28, 2009 Fruhlingsmorgen

August 3, 2009 Roseraie de l'Hay

August 4, 2009 Snow Dwarf

August 5, 2009 Felicite Parmentier

August 7, 2009 Stanwell Perpetual

August 8, 2009 David Thompson

August 19, 2009 Alchymist

August 22, 2009 New Dawn

August 24, 2009 City of York

August 26, 2009 Francois Juranville

August 27, 2009 Lichtkonigin Lucia

August 31, 2009 Ispahan

I take a 3 gallon pot and attach a date label to the side as shown in the picture above. I write the name on the reverse side but keep this record in case it fades. Each pot is filled with a soil mix composed of peat moss and perlite and fertilized with something that stimulates root growth only. I carefully soak the soil mix and let it drain. Each cutting is dusted with root hormone and inserted in a hole I create with a pencil. The soil is tamped so it closes around the cutting. Each pot is placed in a clear garbage bag and put somplace where the light is indirect. 6 weeks later I remove the bag and fertilize with Espoma Rose Tone. The cuttings will be left undisturbed for a couple years except for occasional weedings and fertilizings.