The art of grafting isn’t hard to master
for other people. It sure is for me.
I’ve tried to use a whip and tongue and grove
But neither seems to guarantee success.
I’ve left the dormant rootstock in the sun
and in the shade. The scion wood was fresh.
I even got the cambium to match.
It doesn’t matter. Half the grafts still fail.
St. Julian or Myrobalam? Nope.
And even using Krymsk I don’t success.
The grafts refuse to take, and I am left
with just a cut off stub that pushes out
the rootstock’s dormant buds. I know they’ll grow
out strong so next year I can try again.
I guess I should just let the rootstocks grow.
At least they’d give me flowers in the Spring.