bulb propagation demo

Diane Whitehead voltaire@islandnet.com
Fri, 07 Mar 2003 20:15:25 PST
I think it was in 1989 that Paul Christian gave a wild demonstration 
of bulb propagation at Edmonds Community College near Seattle, where 
Dan Hinkley (now of Heronswood Nursery) taught horticulture and 
arranged a summer study weekend every year.

Paul used big vegetables as his subjects so that everyone in the 
audience could see what he was doing. For instance, he used a big 
cabbage to show how to scoop out the base of a hyacinth. He was 
whacking away with his machete, and the stage ended up looking like a 

  I've looked up my notes on his talk, and I just put down the serious 
information.  I didn't make notes of the vegetables.  Maybe someone 
else saw that talk, and remembers.

If pbs wants a dynamic speaker, see if Paul still gives that one.

I will put together my notes from Paul's talk, from a twin-scaling 
demo by John Grimshaw and last weekend's talk by Janis Ruksans, and 
post it in a while.

Diane Whitehead   Victoria BC  Canada

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