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Thursday, January 28, 2010

They fall and continue growing.


marigolds.

 
marigolds

 
 ulam raja

 
ulam raja

Earlier post mentioned about strong winds bringing down  marigolds  and  ulam raja.. But they continue to survive in their own ways. Ulam raja doesn't seem to produce roots at the grounded stem, whereas marigolds produce roots at the bent part of the stem. I cut off two branches of marigolds and place them somewhere else to check if propagation can be done that way. After three days of withdrawal, the two cuttings of marigold seem to hang on....  I will do a post  later to highlight their progress.

~bangchik
Putrajaya, Malaysia

7 comments:

  1. Dear Bangchik, I am delighted, as you may imagine, to see that Bilbo has disappeared, at least for the present.

    Interesting about the marigolds rooting where they fell. Such cheerful flowers, I think. Do report on the progress of the cuttings.

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  2. Never knew that marigold could be propagated that way, it would be faster than waiting for the seeds, isn't it?

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  3. Very interesting, do let us know what happens with the cuttings. :)

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  4. You must have had some strong winds. Your marigolds seem to have been flowering for ages.

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  5. Anxious to know how the cuttings do... these are some of my favorite flowers - they bloom all summer here. But I don't think they are re-seeding themselves. I love the way the leaves smell, too.

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  6. marigolds are crazy like this, huh? I've had marigolds split in half down the middle and continue to grow prolifically.

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