As with all gardening techniques and processes, the quality of the tools and materials you use are essential for success. The Royal Horticultural Society explains “the most important things to remember when attempting to graft a plant is to use healthy material, have a very sharp knife that is regularly sterilized, and cut straight so surfaces meet flush.” Above all, be patient and willing to experiment, and understand that it might take a bit of practice to master the art of grafting. But once you do (and you will) it will change the way you look at plant life and will take your garden to a new level of unique beauty.

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