Sunday, March 27, 2016

Monster Grafts!

A couple of weeks ago we grafted some variegated Aralia for the first time on our callus bed system. Initial results look promising and we potted them up yesterday!





Saturday, March 26, 2016

Back in Service


After an 8 year hiatus Greenhouse #7 has been recovered and returned to service....
More potting Chiyoko :) 

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Grafting some old Cherry Trees.

This past Sunday we went hiking in the Eastern Gorge again. Due to the seemingly never ending rain this year we have found ourselves doing this almost every Sunday! This weeks destination was the Old Pioneer Homestead Cherry Orchard just East of Lyle WA at about 1200' high on the Gorge Bluff

On a previous visit last December we found that 3 of the old trees were still at least partially alive! We contacted the land owner (Friends of the Gorge) & asked if they would be interested in us trying to propagate these old trees for them and received a positive answer. So we headed up there to collect some scion wood, unfortunately we were about 3 weeks too late and the buds of the trees had started to push. While this lowers our chances of success we still considered it worth a try. Fingers crossed!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Time for a new Broom!

One of today's projects was custom grafting scions of this newly found Douglas Fir Broom. Always something new & interesting with plants!