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Jen Fulkerson
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I am addicted to the 1.00 clearance rack a Lowe's.  I got chrysanthemums in several colors, and here they will bloom all fall, most of the winter, and again in spring, so I was very happy.  Then when I was planting I broke off two nice size stems.  I brought them in trimmed the leaves off, cut the large one in two and put them in a cup of water in my kitchen window.  Less then a week later they are all growing little roots.  I'm so thrilled, I kind of want to go cut more.  
My friend wants cutting of my roses, it looks easy, but I haven't tried it.
I would love to hear what others have successfully, or even unsuccessfully started with cuttings.  
 
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My little cuttings have many roots, some an inch long already, and its growing new leaves.  So cool!
 
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I too have rooted mums from cut flowers, including some very exotic "spoon-petal" varieties that might have been hard to find otherwise. I would guess that any cut stem that includes a node or a branch has a chance of rooting.  Years ago at college I would raid the dumpsters of the botany and horticulture research greenhouses, and obtained quite a few exotic things that way!  The key is to just not count on it working every time, and being thankful when it does...
 
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