Cuttings taken 3/5/23. Cut square under bottom leaf node and diagonal above second leaf node. dip in rooting hormone and place in damp sand (got the sand from the arroyo below). Poked hole in sand and inserted the Elderberry cuttings in about 3". Placed pots in deep shade so they stay cool and dormant.
KOAN: Elderberry wine made from raw Elderberries is very medicinal and powerful..healing . Seeds supposedly contain same arsenic compounds as Apricot pits. The seeds were strained out of wine along with the pulp.
The sowing and transplanting dates
are based on zone 5 guidelines and
actual experience in our
Santa Fe , New Mexico garden.