I would like to plant a nice weeping Japanese Maple in my yard, but the nice ones at the nursery are quite expensive. Some friends have exactly the type of Japanese Maple that I would like in my yard. How would I go about grafting a branch into a tree that I could plant in my yard? What is the process and how long does it usually take?
eHow has a good article on how to graft a japanese maple that you may find useful.