Propagating The Rose





The Rose is somewhat difficult to propagate from cuttings, and it takes

from three to four weeks for them to root under the best conditions.

Moss Roses are generally multiplied by layering (see "Layering"), and by

budding on the common Manetti or Multiflora stocks. The following will

be found to be a very practicable and simple method of propagating roses

on a small scale, and is attended with very little trouble or expense:

In the fall place sand in a box, or cold frame, to the depth of eight

inches. Take from the bushes the number of cuttings it is desired to

propagate, making them with two or three points or eyes; insert them in

the sand (which should be previously packed as solid as can be), then

water thoroughly. As the cuttings are to remain in this frame all

winter, it should be provided with a glass sash, and the whole covered

with leaves and manure. It need not be banked up until freezing weather.

If rightly done, we may expect at the least fifty per cent of the

cuttings to come from their winter bed finely rooted. They should then

be potted, and after growing awhile, planted out, and some of them will

bloom the first season.





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