This year around the first of March, my husband started grafting trees. When we were kids one of our favorite pages in the encyclopedia was about learning to graft trees. When we met somehow we found out that we always wanted to graft trees. So he has done it. I watch. Here is a picture of one of the little tiny branches he grafted from one of his Japanese Maple trees to his root stock.
grafted a limb from the parent tree back to the seed tree.
When we were kids and we went on field trips, one of the places we visited in Fresno California was an underground garden. It is called Forestiere Underground Gardens.
It is an amazing place. There are orange trees with, lemons, grapefruit, growing on one tree. After visiting there even though we both didn't know each other, we both wanted to learn to graft trees. I tried and tried when I was about 10 or so to teach myself how to graft rose bushes. I never had very much luck. That is why I love that my husband has done this, it is like watching a long ago dream come true.
It doesn't stay like this very long.
I hope you have a lovely Wednesday.