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Offline pastorp

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rooting a holly branch
« on: June 26, 2012, 04:46:08 AM »
I would like to start a few holly trees for friends. I have a nice holly in the front yard but don't really know how to go about it. If I cut a branch and put the cut end in a can of water will it root? If not how do I go about doing this?

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Re: rooting a holly branch
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2012, 06:23:30 AM »
Plant the seeds or berries the tree has in the fall of the year. Is it American Holly? Youtube may have some good info. 
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Re: rooting a holly branch
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 04:22:53 AM »
Well i have experimented with several different ways to do this... They one that has worked so far is to cut a short branch off & trim off the bark on about the first 1" from the cut. Place in water for a few weeks and then transfer into potting soil. Rooting powder was sugested by a friend too but in a remote alaska bush village it's hard to find.  ;)

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Re: rooting a holly branch
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 01:29:11 PM »
"the seven lean cows ate the seven fat cows"
"my child looked into my eyes and said do you have any food for me?"

It may not be about how much wealth you have stored as much as it is about how much food do you have  and can you keep the thieves from taking it?