Have you ever had a plant that was like a member of the family? If not like a child, then definitely like a favorite pet?
Please meet our geraniums. I think that if Steve could add them onto our health insurance, he would.
And I have to say that I'm pretty crazy about them too. They flower almost constantly from February to December. They survive the winter in the garage and don't even seem mad about it. And, the best part- they multiply.
Here is a quick and easy (and free!) way to add to your plant family:
You want to use cuttings that are about 6 inches long and pull off all the leaves except for the ones at the very top. Also make sure that you are using the green part of the stem and not the lower woody brown part.
This method also works with hydrangeas (you can see some of those in the picture above) and I think it would probably work with a lot of other plants too. If I have a plant that I really like, I just stick a cutting of it in some dirt and see if I can grow more and it usually works!
Along with rooting, we also finished planting our herb garden and bought ferns for the front porch last weekend. We want everything to look beautiful for Easter. Is anyone else super excited about Easter this year? Later this week I'll be sharing our Easter lunch menu and some other fun Easter things.