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Grafting The Cherry

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Mr. S. D. Larkin, of Delaware county, Pa., who has had much experience and remarkable success in graftiĆ¼g cherries gives thefollowing directions for perf orming the operation : Cut and not split nor tear the limb open. For a limb of over an inch in diameter, set a scion on each side, cover all wounds with a wax that will not run in hot sunshine and will last for years, or till the wounds are healed. Don't do a limb here and there through the tree, but do theni all, and don't fail in any, and then your tree is made and not wasted. Leave all the small twigs you can for shade till the grafts grow, and if any limb lies naked to the sun's direct rays, protect it with a paper or cloth stuck on with a little bit here aud there of the wax that never tlinches ; and put on a ligature in place of the bark cut, on top of the wax, made of four parts rosin, one part beeswax, one part pure linseed oil, for cold weather ; or half a part oil for warm weather.


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Michigan Argus