Birdhouses and nectarine grafts
I hung one of my friend Connie's homemade birdhouses in my festooned seedling peach tree the other day.
I like building birdhouses, but hers take the cake. Connie's display at the 326 Community Market always has a selection of lovely plants, herbs and homemade birdhouses. She's there almost every Thursday... just ask for The Potter's Bench booth.
Meanwhile, in the peach next to the one in which my new birdhouse sways... I'm grafting Sunraycer nectarine buds onto some recently pruned branches:
I think they're going to take.
I'm considering ordering some root stock and producing grafted fruit trees from scratch in the nursery. Some really good varieties of fruit, such as the Sunraycer nectarine mentioned above, are patent-free and open for nurseries to propagate.
And of course, any trees I grow from seed with good fruit I can name and propagate all I like.
Ah... the potential!
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