Grafting Japanese Maples and Air Layering Rubber Trees

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Event Date

February 17, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Horticulture and Gardening

Point of Contact

Laura Northern Venhaus

Director of the Libraries and Research Public Engagement

Grafting will introduce a different 'mating' technique to our sex in the garden series. In this hands-on workshop you will learn the natural phenomenon of 'inosculation’ (where two trees grow together through their roots, trunks or branches) and actually use this method on a Japanese Maple.

Air layering is a common technique used for plants that have gotten very tall and leggy. It can also be used to propagate small numbers of individuals from large established container or landscape plants. A Rubber Tree will be used in this method. (And, remember, even an ant can move a Rubber Tree plant!) You will leave with a Japanese Maple you have grafted and a rubber tree you have air-layered.

Instructors Claudia Teague, Karl Rosenboom, and Marjorie Day are Master Gardeners and Plant Propagation Specialists who love teaching propagation using hands-on techniques. They volunteer in the greenhouse at the Master Gardener Demo Garden at the Resource Connection. They also maintain their own beautiful gardens where they practice the best techniques of master gardening.

Please Note: This class will take place at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

$20 members/$25 non-members


About Horticulture and Gardening

As community leaders in plant based knowledge and education, BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden are pleased to partner with experts in the fields of horticulture and gardening to provide the public with opportunities to expand their knowledge of the plant world through a variety of classes and workshops. 

These half and full day classes and workshops will take place on the BRIT campus, at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and in the field. Please check the individual event announcements for further details.