last November, i made two cuttings ( 8") from a branch that had snapped off from a healthy-looking hibiscus bush that got in the way of condominium renovation work near False Creek. until recently, they have been sitting on a window sill (southern exp.) in a container with water and dissolved rooting stimulant. now, with tiny leaves (largest is about the size of a loony) and even tinier buds which i removed, they sit in a shaded area in hopes of stimulating root growth (which, to this point, has not been successful). are there betters method i should be considering in trying? i hope to have one potted for indoors and one planted in the yard later in the spring. they both should do well since these cuttings came from an outdoor plant that seems to have been there for a number of years. i'm not an experienced gardener but now i love everything to do with gardening just the same. must be my age (49) or maybe in my genes, afterall i'm Japanese-Canadian.