Stones painted as strawberries when put around strawberry plants in the spring will keep birds from eating your ripened berries. Birds experience the stones first and will think the ripened berries are rocks.
Growing Rose From Cutting. Simply plunge the cuttings of roses into the ground. The secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, push the bottom end into a small potato, which keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots.