I’ve been binge watching Housewives of Beverley Hills and I love it. I love the beautiful interiors and floral decorations inside their homes. As such I have been inspired to start an English rose garden of my own so I can have fresh cut flowers. This will take a bit of research on how to do this cheaply, but here we go.
Looking at some beautiful floral botanical drawings of different types of flowers, I am gathering inspiration for the ones I like. I am loving roses and peonies (this one might be a bit hard to grow in Sydney, as I think these are more suited to winter climates?).
I am actually a complete noob at this, so will be doing this as a beginner.
Can you propagate from rose bouquets?
Apparently, you can. Here’s a video explaining how to do it and whether propagating from rose bushes or from a bouquet is better. To sum it up, yes you can do it from a bouquet, but you need to select the right ones. Obviously from a rose bush will give you more variety to choose from. Here’s how to do a cutting:
- it has to be just bloomed or about to bloom
- the stem can’t be too soft or too hard, but just right
- you need to made a cut above a rising node near a leaf. The node must be a smooth bump and not one that has already started to sprout or grow out. Trim down the leaves.
- you need to make a second and final cut below a node. This is the end where you plant into the soil.
- You can dip it in some propagation powder to make it take root more easily