This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
This weeper - "Cerasus pumila pendula"- many nursery catalogues name " as always scarce and difficult to work." If I do not mistake the tree which answers to this name, the only trouble is in the method of your working. Its delicate vine-like grafts and buds of one season's growth are too frail and feeble readily to unite with even vigorous stocks. But thrifty scions of two years' growth or more, cleft grafted therein, will surely take, and soon give us a fine graceful tree. An old grafter has proved this on my grounds repeatedly. If his plan is not new to you it must be to many who find this cherry " difficult to work."