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And it’s easy to grow more, without buying more – yep, you read right! You can fill every nook and cranny and grow your own little backyard florist just by taking cuttings or propagating from your (or your neighbours!) existing flowers.
Get the gear:
Hand mister filled with water
Plastic bag or plastic dome made from an upturned drink bottle
Selection of plants (Certain plants strike (or take root) easier than others. These include: dianthus, fushias, chrysanthemums, lavender and geraniums).
Before you start:
Take cuttings early in the morning before the heat of the day.
Cut off the stems or branches where most of the new growth is showing.
If you are not going to propagate until later in the day, wrap the cut stems in lightly moistened newspaper and place into a refrigerator. Some cuttings can last 1-2 days in these conditions.
Let’s get propagating: