Monday, October 18, 2010

Grafting Workshop at NC Arboretum

Link to online NC Arboretum education calendar

Grafting Woody Ornamental Plants: a 2-day workshop

Instructor: Brian Upchurch of Highland Creek Nursery

Saturday and Sunday, November 6 and 7

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day

$195 Member/$225 Public

Limit: 18 students

This comprehensive course is appropriate for advanced gardeners and horticultural professionals, and will cover all aspects of grafting ornamental plants. Award-winning instructor and nurseryman Brian Upchurch hosts this hands-on workshop that gives students a complete understanding of grafting woody plants. He will include detailed discussion of grafting theory, choosing and growing rootstocks, compatibility issues, maintaining stock plants, collecting and storing scion material, grafting techniques and materials, and aftercare of completed grafts. Each student will graft 20 plants of 5 different species to take home. Students should bring a grafting knife and pruners.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent