Just to show that even Palladas can be boring, here is the shorter of his two surviving epigrams about grafting pear trees (A.P. 9.6):
᾿Αχρὰς ἔην· θῆκας σέο χερσὶ μυρίπνοον ὄχνην
δένδρῳ πτόρθον ἐνείς· σὴν χάριν εἰς σὲ φέρω.
I was a wild-pear tree (pyraster); by inserting a graft, your hand made me a fragrant pear-tree, and I reward you for your kindness.
(translation adapted from W. R. Paton’s Loeb)