Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Grafting Bug

This apple tree grafting could get out of control.

Every morning I can't wait to check my grafts to see if any new buds are opening.  I'm already trying to decide how many rootstocks I should purchase next spring and am pouring over nursery websites that sell scionwood, looking at descriptions of apples with names like  Black Amish, Guyandotte Pippin, and Hog Sweet. Yes I can see this grafting thing spiraling out of control.

My daylily plantings are growing nicely on the breast of the vernal pond.

The mystery nest in my last posting has been solved.

As I went to open the box this is what flew out. I'll leave her alone till she hatches her eggs and then maybe try for a pic of the youngsters.