Recently I found this little buckeye tree opening and reaching its taproot in search of soil. It would not have found a place to plant its roots had I not interfered. I decided to make it a pet project and give it a good chance. Perhaps buckeyes are rapid growers, because this guy is really taking off!
I also went on a propagating spree this afternoon. Several friends have been talking about wanting plants for their homes, so I potted up some spider plants that have been just living in glass jars of water for some time now. I also took cuttings of a spindly coleus and potted up a couple pothos. It's always good to have extra toddler plants around to take care of...and to have in my arsenal whenever I need to dole out a gift-plant.
I think propagation may just be my favorite aspect of gardening, whether it be the sprouting of seeds as small as lettuce or as large as a buckeye, or taking cuttings straight from a mother plant. I'm in awe of the possibility to create an infinite amount of plants from just one starter plant.