Cuttings In Blue Bottles


I just love plants that make more plants! If they reseed for me, or they root easily from cuttings, I’m thrilled with them. Mostly. There ARE a few that carry the whole “making more plants” thing to extremes, and I get pretty sick of those. But for the most part, it’s a happy benefit of gardening, and a way to fill up empty beds without constantly putting out more money. And sometimes, it even looks pretty in the process.

I have a longish, narrow window above my computer, and I’ve had different things on display there over the years, but today, I gathered up some of my collection of cobalt bottles, and filled them with cuttings in water. Mostly coleus, but a bit of ivy, and some scutellaria (purple skullcap), too. Most will root, though sometimes, you have to try again. In the meantime, they look bright and cheerful, and I’m happy to have more plants inside. Fingers crossed that the cats don’t decide to jump up there and check them out. πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “Cuttings In Blue Bottles

    • Thanks, Jenn! And so nice to see you here. I appreciate your taking the time to comment. I’m pleased with how cheerful it looks, myself, and in a couple of weeks, I’ll pot up all the ones that rooted, and start again with fresh cuttings. πŸ™‚


  1. We’ve had a lot of rain the last couple of days, too, though it was desperately needed. Been bone dry for several weeks. Everything is greening up nicely, though. Yes, I love blue glass and use blue, in general, as an accent color in my garden. It makes me feel good. πŸ™‚ Glad you like my little cutting garden.


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