We are the Scott County Master Gardener's an affiliate of Mississippi State University. We are a diverse group of six with a common love of gardening.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Have you ever rooted boxwoods? Now is the time to do it-June, July and August seems to work best for rooting evergreens. Cut of a piece about 6 to 8 inches long and strip the botton leaves. I just stick mine in the ground in a shady place that doesn't dry out too much. They will be rooted by spring, when you can transplant, though most of the time I don't transplant until the fall-I hate watering and if you transplant in fall you don't have to water as much. I guess you coould plant from seed, though I never have. See the little seed pods on the bush above. I would pick them and put them in the fridge, so they can go through a cold period-and then plant them in the spring.