Thinking of Warmer Days

I'm definitely ready for warmer days ahead. How about you?

'Forest Pansy' Redbud
Cercis canadensis

Here's just a quick picture from our 'Forest Pansy' redbud (Cercis canadensis) taken back in May. The purple foliage reverts to a greenish foliage in the summertime. These are usually propagated by grafting the 'Forest Pansy' scion onto seed grown root stock. I haven't ventured into the grafting area yet but it does fascinate me. I was looking at some apple trees in a catalog this weekend and was reminded of how grafting can provide disease resistance and adjust the growth habits of a tree. Grafting is very cool stuff! Have you ever grafted anything successfully? 

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