I am trying to grow things. I have had some successes and some failures. If we were keeping score the deer would probably have 50 points, the voles 10, and the slugs 5. I haven't given up despite losing some plants to animals, the lack of water two summers ago, and my ignorance. I am getting better. This summer I wanted to experiment with rooting hormone. I love hydrangeas and I am determined to grow some. I have lost countless ones to the deer since they are like crack for deer, and the one day I forget to spray they get devoured. I have had some luck with two plants, or I should say I did, until I moved around the plants and put the butterfly bush where the hydrangea was, which gave the deer much better access to the plant and they mowed it down to the ground, we will have to wait and see if comes back this spring. Anyways, I would love to have lots hydrangea plants so I started experimenting with the rooting hormone because replacing eaten ones can get expensive. My mom has a large hydrangea at her house and I always pick some blooms for decoration. When the blooms had wilted I cut off the flower, dipped the stem in rooting hormone, and stuck it in a pot of soil. I didn't think that it would work since I had seen a pin on Pinterest that suggested you cut the leave in half and cover it with plastic and on and on. I was amazed when a couple of weeks later I had new leaves growing and that I now had a whole new plant, well actually 4 plants.