This old sink is home base for the stick cactus, I take cuttings from this now misshapen plant to electicize the rest of the garden! In front of it is another sad example of the plumeria we trimmed from the neighbor's tree. We didn't go out and steal flor de mayo branches, although I have done that after too much wine in Hawaii.... The blooms falling from the abandoned property next door into the pool gave it a Balinese feel, but they'd start to rot by the side of the pool and that ruined the effect. So we cut the bugger back.
For me the miracle of all stick and grow is the poinsettia pictured below. I dutifully cut back our other poinsettia plants (that Pablo successfully transformed from Christmas containers to beautiful flowering bushes two years ago.) One of them needed to be evened out, and I cut a few good sized branches. Below is the result of that cutting and the branch I stuck in the ground in April.
I haven't ever been able to transplant a poinsettia, let alone get one to grow from a stick. I didn't even have Root Tone! If it flowers it will be the miracle Christmas flower. From the size of it, I'd better wait until next year before I get too excited about blooms.