Re: Trying to make the dream come true.
-What is better for a beginer grafting? bench grafting scions in early spring or bud grafting to rootstock in summer?
I recently grafted some leafed-out scions of black cherry to some leafed out rootstocks, avium cherry. They halted all growth for around 10 days, then started growing more. Doc Farwell glue over the whole scion after grafting, of course, to prevent dessication of the scion until it healed in. Elmers school glue would to just as well if you could keep the rain off the graft for the first two weeks.
I suppose apple and pear could be done the same way, just never did them as i have always had plenty of dormant scions of them.