Propagation, the other dead-of-winter hobby
In winter, I want more and more houseplants around me, and I love propagating them, anyway. Cuttings are easier to root when it's warmer (not that that stops me from rooting them in winter, sigh), but hybridizing winter-blooming houseplants is a fun hobby. Back when I really did not understand the limited square footage of my condo, I started hybridizing my Hippeastrum (often sold labeled "Amaryllis"). One of my three-year-old seedlings is blooming for the first time--opened yesterday.
It's not a breeding breakthrough in any way; it has a very similar color to its pod parent, H. 'Exotica' and the shape of its flowers is greatly inferior to 'Exotica.' Still, it's nice to have around, a cheery and welcome bit of color in this snowstorm we're having here.
What kind of propagation experiments do you do to get through winter?