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Grafting Utah juniper – a post without words

Posted in Bonsai Development by Jonas Dupuich on April 30, 2013

Utah juniper

Bags

Garden tape

Making the slit

Moist white sphagnum moss

Scion source

Scion source

Scion

Making the cut

Proper cut

Proper cut

Proper cut

Making way for the scion

Scion in place

Wrapping the grafting tape

Wrapping complete

Tying the bag in place

Painter's tape

Grafts complete

Grafts complete

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  1. Frank Kohn said, on April 30, 2013 at 5:52 am

    great post, Jonas. please clarify the handling of the plastic bags. what I think (but not sure) is that the bags are normally open at one end, and you cut apart one side to facilitate wrapping around the scion. how far do you cut open the side?… all the way? then the open end of the bag is wrapped/sealed with the grafting tape, and the blue tape is used to seal the cut side of the bag. sorry for this long post. thank you.

  2. Lee Bates said, on April 30, 2013 at 6:04 am

    Amazing piece

  3. Tun Tran said, on April 30, 2013 at 6:59 am

    Very nice!!!
    When is a good time to do grafting, Jonas?

  4. Jonas Dupuich said, on April 30, 2013 at 9:14 am

    The bags are cut just as far as the photo shows – the blue tape is to shade the scion. I typically graft toward the end of winter/early spring, though it can be done later as well.

  5. Paul said, on April 30, 2013 at 11:21 am

    As a replacement for the bag & sphagnum could the parafilm be extended over the foliage to act as a moisture retaining cocoon?

  6. Peter keane said, on April 30, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    When was this grafting done?

  7. Jonas Dupuich said, on April 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Hi Paul – yes, parafilm can be used instead of bags. I haven’t tried it myself but would like to as it’s a fast and easy technique.

    Peter – this grafting was done this past March 2.


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