I cannot express how excited I am to see this. The scions that I grafted onto our "volunteer" plum tree are flourishing.
Who suspected that twigs wrapped in plastic could bring me so much joy?
Having learned from last year's mistakes, and used significantly more grafting film. My scions did not dry out as badly as they did last spring, and thus far I've had a much higher success rate on my grafts.
I find this thrilling. What can I say? I'm easy. Give me a glorious spring-like day, and the promise of new growth, and I'm happy as can be.
These flowers are on one of last year's grafts. This one weedy little plum tree may produce over a dozen varieties of fruit, if all goes well.