composting 101 - composting 101 - great tips for beginners... I've started collecting egg shells & coffee grounds for tomatoes, and banana peels for roses... need some more "potted gold" for the garden!
When my sister was married, I took the half-dead roses from her bouquet. At home, I rooted them by cutting off the heads, making a clean cut on the bottoms, dipping the fresh-cut bottoms in rooting hormone, and putting them in a pot that was half Perlite and half soil. I kept these moist until rooted and then planted them in a shaded location in my garden. This year, on her first anniversary, my sister received a gift that can never be replaced: 12 rose bushes from her wedding bouquet.