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columbiariver

🐝🐞🍎🍒🍐🍓🥝🥕 Northwestern USA zone 5b-ish maybe 6 #pnw #oregon #native #plantnatives

Rosa (Rambler)

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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columbiariver

My first try propoagating this old style rambling rose failed. Stopped for more of it along road. It was perfectly legal. I may need your help Trinity, since you've done this so well. @sweetskeletons #rosehips #cuttings #propagationrose #oldfashioned 10.10.18

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sweetskeletons

I'm sure I can help you out sorry for the late response my sister had turned off my notifications. Also whats silly I just picked some hips just like that yesterday from the very many roses growing around the area! Almost picked another simialr kind as well but they had thorns directly on the hips which I was lucky to notice just before I grabbed them bare handed.

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sweetskeletons

How I managed to propogate my rose seeds was first I pulled them out and rinsed them off and then soaked them in a 5% to less than 5% bleach solution for maybe 5 to 10 minutes. I didn't dare to go any longer for fear of killing them. I then put them in a clear container with a twist top lid. Before putting them in I layed out damp paper towls at the bottom. I started this all in I think it was late November. Maybe December just barely after the first frost.

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sweetskeletons

Once I had done that I stuck them in the very back of the fridge where I had nearly forgotten about them. Some mold develope but don't worry a bit of this is normal. Not all your seeds will sprout either which is also common so sure to get a lot of them! I didn't seem anything sprout until March and then slowly began to transfer them to a new larger container where they would have clean new damp paper towels to lay on with a inch or 2 inches between each sprout.

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sweetskeletons

I covered that container with plastic wrap and poked holes in it so it wouldn't dry out but wouldnt get too humid. Once large enough I transferred them to their own little pots of soil. This was all so I could have control of the situation and make absolutely sure they were growing healthily. @columbiariver

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columbiariver

That's so helpful Trinity. Thank you so much. Yours are the first rose hips ive watched go from pod to plant! So Im turning into a bit of a plant geek and even though i have plenty of plants im feeling challenged by these pretty pods! How are your plants doing now, almost a year later? @sweetskeletons ❤

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sweetskeletons

Growing from hip, fruit, or from the veggie is the best challenge ever. They're doing great! Almost all have had their first bloom!

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columbiariver

That's very cool. Will you plant them out at your new home? @sweetskeletons

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sweetskeletons

I'm thinking about it but at the moment we're just renting. Don't know if we'll buy the place yet.

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columbiariver

Whatever you do with them will work out fine for you. You've got a lifetime of gardening ahead of you. I enjoy your posts very much when I catch them. Thanks again darlin girl. And happy international girls day! 🎀🤗😚♀️ @sweetskeletons

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