I propagated this Rhododendron recently. I snipped off the ends, dipped them in some rooting hormone, and stuck them in the ground. I knew lots of rain was forecasted and the ground is staying damp but not too wet. This may not work at all but with so many to choose from in my neighbor’s yard it won’t be a huge loss. Right?
Admit it, every time you plant a seed or take a cutting you secretly stand there hoping all your work isn’t going to die. How many of us has worked a whole day in the garden only to have what we’ve accomplished get unaccomplished.
How many of you have propagated cuttings that didn’t make it? Maybe I won’t be too disappointed.
I was also thinking, how many times have your raked leaves then the wind comes along?; put down new mulch and the rain washes it away?; planted in shade and then the shade goes away?; cleaned yourself up after a long hard day of working and then discover you forgot to put the tools away?