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Title: Bulb log 45
Post by: annew on November 07, 2013, 08:01:18 AM
Welcome home, Ian! Those chrysanthemums are mind-blowing - what skill to produce them, then get them all to flower at once! Do they constantly rotate them, do you think? Funnily enough, the picture I looked longest at was the pole dancing! Are you SURE it wasn't an exhibit???
Title: Re: Bulb log 45
Post by: Ian Y on November 07, 2013, 11:00:02 AM

The skill involved in creating the  chrysanthemums masterpieces is incredible and I suspect that all round even light exposure is a part of that. Behind every bloom are a number of reserve buds carefully tied back in case they are needed or to extend the booming. To get all blooms of a single cultivar in flower at one time is impressive but to get 100 plus booms of such different cultivars is mind blowing. Click the Longwood link to see and learn much more.

The pole dancers became a bit of a performance as they saw my interest and started to wave and jig about to which of course I responded by doing a wee highland fling.

Title: Re: Bulb log 45
Post by: angie on November 07, 2013, 05:54:23 PM
Lovely pictures Ian. I too liked the pole dancing picture. Showed it to Derek and said that I won't mind if he does some pole dancing at his work now. Nice to have you back to Scotland safe and sound.

Angie  :)
Title: Re: Bulb log 45
Post by: Peppa on November 10, 2013, 03:26:05 AM
Hi Ian,

I was hoping that you would come to the west coast as well! Please come back to the US soon!

The chrysanthemum displays were amazing! I coincidently happened to meet Yoko in June in Seattle. She was visiting her friend here and stopped by our NW NARGS chapter meeting when Ron Ratko was presenting. At the time, I didn’t know what she did, and she didn’t mention anything about chrysanthemums at all, she just said that she worked “at a greenhouse”! We sat together because we both missed speaking Japanese and were commiserating about the trials and tribulations of living in foreign countries!  I wish I had known at the time her true vocation!

Thanks very much for your Bulb Log, I always enjoy reading it!
Title: Re: Bulb log 45
Post by: Ian Y on November 10, 2013, 10:13:24 AM
Peppy, I would love to come to the West coast some time.

Yoko is a vey modest person so it is no surprise that she said she worked in the greenhouse believe me she is one of  the most skilled horticulturalists that I know.

It is always good to here that you enjoy the bulb log - positive comments encourage me to keep going.

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