Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Taxus baccata Tanuki

What we have here is one dead Taxus. Unfortunately... it happens. But, with very interesting deadwood. It would be a shame not to use it. So I decided to make a tanuki or "phoenix graft".
First photo is a dead taxus in the pot:

I aquired a few young taxus baccata plants like this one on the photo below. They measure
2-3cm in diameter.
So, this is our task. The skeleton is here, extracted from the pot and cleaned of substrate.
The deadwood has many interesting sides.
Tomorrow I'll show the result. Phoenix graft will be born tomorrow morning.

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