Do you see a tree in there? I found a few hours to do some bud grafting on this old Japanese Boxwood which I collected last year as part of an @austinbonsaisociety
club dig, helping to rescue unwanted hedge plants. It is probably about 45 years old and has a trunk with nice character, but with greenery only way out on the tips. While some young nursery boxwoods may have the ability to bud back on bare wood, older collected specimen have to be treated differently. To get inner branches or reduce the long length, grafting is a must. At each of the places of a graft, I should get 1 or 2 branches, so another selection will come in the future to thin some of these down (but that is years away). Tonight I'll rest my hands from the dozens of grafts and dream about the future bonsai.
#bonsai #austinbonsaisociety #boxwood #japaneseboxwood #buxusmicrophylla #urbanyamadori #grafting
pruning season looms large, if only because illness has struck me down before i’d completed the first tree. if spring will come early there is work to do, though in three winters of pruning the old apple orchard is much improved. we have been learning the visual language of pruning and the physical skills of ladders, saws, secateurs. learning to think in much longer timeframes, in seasons and years not in the weeks and months as the annual garden had taught us. now as i recover my strength i must study up on espaliering and cordons. and there’s still time to seize the day for grafting before dormancy is over. do you live with fruit trees? have they domesticated you as our orchard has us?
Experimenting grafting with fruit mango to lemon & orange to different orange etc... #grafting
# fruit trees
Dulunya ini pohon jambu air yg berbuah warna putih rasanya sepet tidak enak, oktober 2017 saya tebang tinggalkan batang besar tinggi skitar 1meter, kemudian saya tempel dengan tiga jenis ranting jambu air yang ber beda2 (video ada di instagram november 2017). Kini januari2019 rantingnya sudah tumbuh subur dan yg dua ranting sudah mulai berbuah (jambu demak merah dan yang di foto) , 1tahun 3bulan #grafting
Right around freezing with a snow/rain mix 😬. I would honestly rather it be colder so it’s purely snow. One of those days where the treadmills calling and its hard to get out the door. But got through it ended up having a great session. A little mental toughness check for the day. #zonked #grafting #keeptheballrolling
Has the Church Replaced Israel? http://ow.ly/HQH030nlfW3 Romans 11:26 tells us that through through grafting, true Israel - ALL who serve Jesus Christ as King - will be saved. #WWUTT #UnderstandingTheBible #Israel #Grafting
Trying to do some grafting here. The base tree is a Monterrey pear and the graft is a bartlett pear. Not sure if I did a good job on this as I used electrical tape and had a tough time wrapping the graft in place. I then use the toilet o-ring wax to seal it. Let’s see if it works!