I have been rather offbeat, as usual. However, I got something to show for it.
Yes, I’m making a new pattern. Or at least just experimenting with one. Who knows.
I’m also experimenting with new ways of propagating roses.
One ripe rose hip, ready for seeding. This came from the Paradise bush, and it’s been on there since November(?). After I sliced it open, I used a knife to pry out the seeds. Then I washed them under running water in a strainer.
Right now, they are being stratified in paper toweling. By that, I mean, the seeds are in moist toweling, which is in a plastic bag, and put in the fridge. Why I’m doing that is that I’m simulating a winter season for the seeds. We did have a rather bitter winter, but making one to be on the safe side.