Around the Yard

Create a Bush from a Blunder

By: Tricia Craven Worley

Accidentally rip a branch off your favorite bush? If it came off with a tiny bit of the main branch, you can use it to start a new shrub. Trim the bark “heel” down a bit and remove any leaves from the bottom half of the shoot. Dip the tip in rooting hormones, tap off any extra powder and plant it in a sterile mix of sand and peat moss. Wrap the pot in a plastic bag to keep the soil moist, and wait for the roots to grow.

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