Chapter 11 Tinkering with Plants


Get plants to grow in funny ways.

Near Watsonville, California, there is an amusement park with some trees that were tinkered by a very patient man into astonishing shapes: circles, squares, grids, telephone booths, spirals, arches, and more. Ask your Uncle Google about Gilroy Gardens Circus Trees. While I was inspired when I saw these, I knew I didn’t have the patience to see one of my own through to such a marvelous result. Thus it was that I began tinkering with faster-growing stuff. This chapter displays some of our recent efforts here in the tropics.

Gather stuff

  • Seeds, cuttings, shoots, whatever you ...

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