Good news – the Lonicera caerulea cuttings I acquired last spring are showing signs of life, and I think that both (zarnitsa and blue velvet) will be ready for planting out in the food forest in the spring.
In other news, I’ve been working on on various propagation chores, seeding certain things, potting up cuttings, and the like. Given how readily currants seem to respond to ground layering, I’m performing an experiment. I cut a hole in the side of a 4″ pot, wounded a branch of red currant (to induce rooting), leaving it attached to the mother plant, and stuck it through the side of the pot. I filled the pot with rooting medium, and have every reason to believe that in a month the plant will root, and I’ll be able to cut it free and replant it elsewhere. Plants are amazing.