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I guess the title needs some explanation. about 4 1/2 years I have grafted this Rocky Mountain Juniper (collected by Randy Caballero) with some curiosity foliage Shimpaku I took a shine to. The foliage Shimpaku was a little thicker than we normally see, and I thought it would look good on a tree with a robust and expressive character.
This is the backdrop for Day Uff …
When a tree is grafted with a completely different type foliage, one day, finally, the original foliage needs to be cut. But with a little practice there is little concern, in reality, it is still a bit exciting to finally (after years of waiting) screaming “Ouch!” As you make that final pruning cut.
The tree did well.
And Bobby rewired this summer for the second time. The following is a series of photographs of the last two years, since the day of Huy about four minutes ago, when you took the last photo.
This article was originally published on http://crataegus.com/2014/08/16/day-of-yikes-grafted-rocky-mountain-juniper-styling/