Collecting Seeds and Cuttings


Collecting Seeds and Cuttings

A group for all of us that are often found collecting seeds and cuttings from everywhere we go. Write about your experiences with collecting seeds and cuttings.

Location: worldwide
Members: 163
Latest Activity: Mar 20, 2015

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Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on January 25, 2014 at 7:57pm

Andrew, welcome to the group. I haven't started collecting cuttings yet, but will in the future now that I've managed to eep some cuttings
I just don't know if I should buy root hormones or use honey.

I have corrupted my 2 boys and hubby into colleting for me also. My youngest does gas instalations, and many times the clients just have them toss away bulbs, shrubs, plants. and he'll bring me some home. My oldest will just buy me a new plant, and my darling hubby will bring me home seeds from plants he

I also have a kit I keep in the car for hunting/finding stuff. :)


Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on May 12, 2013 at 3:16am

Does anyone have any Purple Queen, (Tradescantia pallida 'Purple Heart') That they are willing to share???



Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 25, 2013 at 9:33am

It's going to be interesting to see what colors they are. I'm so glad that he brought them to me. He said his boss also took some home because he was saving them for me.
I'm glad I taught him right, better they go to a good home then get tossed in some pile to waste. 

Comment by OregonGardenGal on March 23, 2013 at 5:36pm

Rounds like he brought you home some Oriental Lily's :) Sweet!!!

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 23, 2013 at 1:11pm

So, my son does work outside as an assistant for laying gas lines for pools, fire pits, fire places...etc. He was telling me about a job where they had to empty this above ground planter to make it into a fire pit, they were having problems with digging since it was freezing out. They had the wrong tools, but anyways I told him to bring any plants home. He didn't think the bushes were worth anything so I told him if there were bulbs to bring them home. He just dumped a pile of bulbs on my  Like 5, they aren't something I'm used too, I want to say they remind me of a closed water lily??? The owners didn't want any of it so it was just more freebies.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 13, 2013 at 10:30am

I've never had heather so I wouldn't have any clue. Though there is nothing wrong with trying using the different ways to produce roots. soil, water, hormones, honey. It would be an interesting experiment.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 13, 2013 at 10:01am

welcome to the group Cameron.

Comment by Robin (N.IL zone 5) on March 13, 2013 at 10:01am

Welcome to the group Joann.

Comment by Vicky Myers on March 8, 2013 at 9:42pm

If I remember right after cleaning up a gals heathers that they spread or reseeded. I just went in next to the plant and took out parts with roots on them.

Comment by Harry Larsen on March 8, 2013 at 9:25pm

Well...I just counted 10 Welcomes to the group, so I'll ask a question...

Has anyone successfully propagated heathers by cuttings?

At the Seattle Garden Show, the guy who was selling heathers said it was difficult to get them to root...kind of like rhododendrons.

Is there a trick to it?


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