|Pink Ornamental Cherry, whip / tongue 3.3.16|
|Single Pink Ornamental Cherry, whip / tongue 3.3.16|
|Ginkgo whip / tongue. 3.3.16|
|Ginkgo whip / tongue 3.3.16|
On the past 2 days, I grafted scion from ornamental cherries onto wild cherry root stock. The root stocks were volunteers in the yard, likely sweet cherry or descendents from sweet cherries.
It was difficult to identify scion that was not already too far along. The main tree is an ancient - in suburban terms - double flowered, fringed, pink Japanese cherry. Very beautiful. From the rootstock of that tree, are growths that bloom much earlier, pink prolific single flowers. That one is even more advanced, fully blooming. There were some 1-year growths that have mildly swelling buds, so I used one of those.
If the flowering cherry scion don't take, I can alllow growth of the wild cherry root stocks from below the grafts, and try T-budding this summer.
I've already posted on the ginkgo tree grfts. The buds might be swelling a little. Hard to say. The trees are no further along. I tiny patch of green is visible in some buds. It takes imagination to see that.
|Grape Cuttings. 3.3.16|
|Genetic Dwarf Peach Seedling. 4th year. 3.4.16|
|Sedum From Stem Cuttings, Overwintered Outdoors. 3.4.16|
The seedling genetic dwarf peach has pink flower buds. I don't know what will happen. If the flowers take, then the peaches may be small, due to not being on a vigorous peach rootstock. If dwarfing rootstocks make for normal size fruit, them maybe own-root peaches are no smaller than their grafted counterparts. This is an experiment.
The large varietiy sedums from stem cuttings last fall are growing nicely. I kept a few inside - they dried out and died. The starts that I kept outside for the winter are growing.