Category Archives: Fruit Trees
Visions of cider apples danced in my head … but we are going to have to wait another year before we are ready to plant our own cider orchard. So I was happy to help out and learn from fellow cider … Continue reading
Most of my grafting experience thus far has been with stem grafts, which involves fusing a piece of scion wood onto the existing tree or root stock. I’ve become pretty comfortable grafting apple, pear, quince, and plum trees this way. … Continue reading
When I graft, I am usually bark grafting on established trees. An important step in this process is sealing the insertion point to prevent the grafted scion from drying out. On smaller limbs, electrical tape works well: it exerts pressure on … Continue reading
This gardening year has been a bad one for all kinds of pests and diseases. I recount some of our experiences on the Brandon Street site.
Linking to a couple of recent posts on the other gardening blog: Apples–a Living History Peaches in Seattle?