First of all I need some info on clematis. A friend told me that I can
propagate clematis by taking a branch and sticking it in water, and from the
nodes little roots will come. Well, after 5 months of sitting in a vase,
nothing has happened. I think that maybe this method doesn't work. Does
someone know if it's true or if there is another method to propagate
Next, I've had several perennials that have made no attempt at blooming.
Last year I had the most gorgeous lupins, showstoppers for sure. This year
absolutely nothing. Then there are the coreopsis which just produce nice
leaves but make no attempt to flower. Both plants get about 5-6 hrs of sun.
Lastly, am I correct in stating that there is a catnip plant and a catmint
plant, both different plants?
Thanks for your response. Much appreciated.
I've never tried to propogate clematis, but if I did, I'd use rooting
hormone powder (Rootone is one brand), and place them in a sterile potting
mix, either indoors or in deep shade, in a spot where they don't get
drenched with rain.
My cats, in accordance with the neighborhood strays, respectfully disagree.
They are closely related, but any feline knows that catnip is a recreational
drug, whereas catmint is merely a pretty plant.
I don't know nothing about nothing, but someone did mention
to me that I talked to a few weeks ago, that apple juice made
some kind of flowers bloom that never bloomed before. I
don't remember the source of that information but he seemed
genuinely sincere. Oh, no... it was in the Garden department
at Walmart... and now... if I could remember the name of the
Anyways... unless someone indicates in the negative... wait a
couple days to see if they do... it might be worth a try.
Clematis can be propagted by seed, cuttings and layering, but layering will
provide the quickest results. Layering involves taking a low growing stem
of the vine and pinning a section of it that includes a leaf node to the
ground (remove the leaves at the node first). Pile soil over this portion of
the stem, leaving the end of the vine free. After 6-8 weeks, roots should
have grown from the node. Cut this stem away from the mother plant and
carefully dig up the rooted portion with the remaining vine attached. This
is your new clematis plant. Treat it the same as if it was a newly purchased
Yes. Catnip is the common name of Nepeta cataria, which is specifically
attracting to felines and is the dried stuff found in pet stores.. 'Catmint'
is generally applied to the entire genus Nepeta, however it specifically
refers to the commonly grown hybrids of N. x faassenii.
Sorry, I don't have a good answer for you about your perennials.
pam - gardengal
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