Propagation forum: Blue Junipers were doing so good, but now...

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May 5, 2012 8:42 PM CST
We have kept our blue rug juniper cuttings indoors for some time, but then moved them outside into the garden. Even though some have young roots developing, the tops of all of the cuttings are yellowing and drying out (was doing so indoors but not as bad). Last night we soaked them in water, helping a little, but not much. Since the cuttings are getting full sun now in the garden, is this the problem? We have kept them wet and even soaked the soil since they have been drying out. Or is this normal, since the cuttings are using their stored energy for their roots!? What are we doing wrong? Should we keep them fully submerged in water for the time being?
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May 6, 2012 12:38 PM CST
P.S.- We put them in the shade today, but are not sure if we should keep them there.
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May 8, 2012 6:17 PM CST
Issue solved Hurray! We put a cutting into honey water and that has done loads better than our others. We just need to see if we can save the others... Thumbs up
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May 11, 2012 5:36 PM CST
Honey water? That's a new one to me! More info?
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May 23, 2012 8:14 PM CST
We just mixed honey and water, and then submerged about 60% of the cuttings. Some seem to do okay, while others don't. We don't have any roots yet, but in a few weeks we will know if it works!
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Aug 21, 2012 9:34 AM CST
I have lost about five junipers which I planted in full sun position.
I have the same kind , Broadmoor planted in a part shade position and they are doing fine.
I am going to replace the dead ones with Hughes Junipers which will take the full sun position.

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