Roses forum: A very strange development!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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May 3, 2010 2:54 PM CST
I usually take one or two rose flowers with me to work and put them on my credenza to lighten up my cheerless little world. And, seeing that's too early to be bringing in my own roses as I don't have any buds.. heck, I barely have leaves right now! I'm bringing in clippings from roses that I've recently bought. And, as I've recently bought a ton of Sterling Silvers, I brought one in. It didn't last long in the vase, drying up quite quickly (my office is incredibly dry). However, I swear I have roots on the bottom of the stem!!!! If that's the case, then this is the very very very first time I've managed to get roots off of a rose! Is this possible? Can it be done this way? I've made propagations of coleus and other plants like that (Purple Velvet), but never ever ever ever EVER a rose.

Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)!
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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May 3, 2010 3:52 PM CST


It can be done, Toni, but the only thing is that those "water" roots are highly fragile, so you have to take great care not to break them when you transplant them into soil. It's exciting, though, isn't it?

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