Dear Family & Friends
I was pruning the lavender bushes so that it will grow more compact. I gather the cuttings to use as mulch covering for the soil, and some of it I stick onto the ground, and hope that they will take roots.
|my way of propagating lavender: stick cuttings straight into the ground and hope for the best|
Not all of them will take roots, but some will...even with this lazy method. It's the ideal time of the year again for sowing and propagating...so, I have to do what I must do.
|a commercial business propagating new start of goji berry plants|
Many plants are easily propagated. We visited a gojiberry farmer and he propagates his berries with much seriousness than how I do it with some of my plants. Well, he have to as he does this for commercial business.
|Lots of goji berry plants in a commercial greenhouse|
He got a big green house where he grows on his rooted goji berries to bigger pots before transplanting them onto his field. I'm sure with all the automated misting, almost 100% will be successful.
|This fig tree branch is now putting out new leaves after the winter rest|
Back to my garden, not all of my plants needs to be propagated anymore...like the figs. Since I've already ran out of space where I can grow more. Perenial plants are now growing and coming back themselves every year to my joy.
|One fig tree branch snugged into the crevice of a wall, perhaps so warm that it's leaves is more advanced and with fruit|
Our fig trees are all planted near the property walls because they can have more protection from cold. But during my garden walk, I noticed that one of the tree have pushed a branch into the wall...this branch must be warmer than the rest that it even starts shooting out new leaves and little fruits. It made me smile when I saw it.
It's busy time when I get to the garden...but there's nothing better than that! Happy gardening to you too.