Starting Plants

I brought the olive trees into the conservatory here.

The little tree had a six-inch shoot growing from the base of the trunk.

The Greek tree put off a shoot at the bottom of the trunk.

Can this cutting become a tree?

I clipped the shoot and stuck it in a skinny vase of water.

I think I can see roots beginning to form.

Tiny roots seem to be growing out from the nubs.  I’m hoping I can plant this sprout and start a new tree.

I ordered 7 “Brass Buckles” holly in July, 2017.

I also plan to take cuttings from the Brass Buckles ilex on the side of the house.  I originally bought seven plants and only 4 have survived.  I’m hoping I can bring the count back up to 7.

What plant would you to have more of?

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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