Box (Buxus sempervirens) had not been so common in private gardens of Japan, however, recently it's becoming popular. I had planted it in the kitchen garden, and I read about box cuttings in the book 'Gardening at Longmeadow' written by Monty Don which I bought several months ago. That is a quite interesting book. He wrote gardening of every month from January to December at his gardens at Longmeadow, England. I felt an affinity with him because he is about my own age.
|Cuttings of box, ivy and lantana in small containers|
|Watering before sticking into containers|
|Boxwood in the kitchen garden|
I bought Monty Don's 'Gardening at Longmeadow' last December via Amazon. Now we can buy almost foreign books online. It is very convenient, isn't it?
|An article about box cuttings. It's well illustrated and easy to understand. |
Ivy is another evergreen ornamental plant, and it has a many varieties of colors. I read about ivy cuttings in the August issue of Gardeners World.
|An article in August issue of Gardeners World.|
In addition to two plants above, I made lantana cuttings. This Lantana montevidensis in our garden was brought up from a cutting. In this summer, it flowers less than usual because of unusual weather; more rain and less sunshine.