Another borrowed vase today, a sweet tiny posy of little chrysanthemums on a table in a Vietnam restaurant. My excuse is unpacking, jet lag, and a full on day catching up at work. To make up for this cheating I have pictures of my own chrysanthemum cuttings from bought cut flowers.
Months ago when I was whinging about the lack of selection in chrysanthemums available to buy Christina suggested that I try taking cuttings from potted plants. I couldn’t find much in the way of potted plants so I thought I would try cut flowers.
After cutting off most of the leaves, I photographed the remaining flowers so I could remember what they were, but of course didn’t lable them. There are some alive in each of the 4 pots so I have some of both anyway. They are both quite small flowers, similar to the ones in the posy.
It seemed like a bit of a long shot that they would grow, since they had likely been sitting in water for quite a while by the time I bought them at the supermarket, but after sitting out in the rain for a few months they are definitely looking like surviving.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for facilitating ‘in a Vase on Monday’ where you can share your own flowers or just enjoy others.