I'm new to gardening. I've just bought a house that has NO flowers and a few overgrown shrubs. My SIL has lots of beautiful flowers and herbs and I know she'd give me starts from them. My questions are: How much of a plant do I need to "start" another plant? Do I put it in dirt and keep it moist or do I put it in a glass until I see roots? How can I start larger plants like lilac bushes, roses, or butterfly bushes? Thanks for your help, RedTartan P.S. This is a cross-post also found in the Frugal Thread on the Country Families forum.