|The lovely blossoms and leaves of the blue elderberry, a Californian native|
As you may recall, late last year Ms Town Mouse and I both pruned our Sambucus mexicana - blue elderberry - trees (or shrubs). Ms Town's post is here, and mine is here.
Funnily enough, as we, each in our respective gardens, pruned away, the same fine idea occurred to us both:
"These are some nice long straight branches - I think I'll set them aside to use for stakes."
Well, I set mine aside in a shady spot with their feet in a bucket to keep them together.
Then it rained.
I went to check on something where they were stored and -
|It's Alive! I'm propagating even when I don't mean to!|
|Budding out in many nodes|
So I've now put their feet in a large pot filled with potting mix and sand and soil, and am curious to see if they root, or if the growth of leaves is purely based on what moisture was in the stems...
Anybody want a Sambucus Mexicana plant, if they grow? I'm really not sure what I'll do with them if they do root - I'm just too curious not to at least give them a chance!