Let me introduce myself. My name is Constantino García Domínguez, born in La Coruña (Galicia, Spain) and currently living in Montevideo, Uruguay.
I think that my childhood years were really influenced by my grandfather's fascinating big garden. It was full of fruit trees and blooms of all kinds, and you could see all kind of birds there, hear their songs , here the sound of bees over the blooms, hear the whisper water flowing from a wonderful fountain into a small river where the already young men cousins and friend spend a lot of time fishing trouts.
There you could see apple trees with at least three kinds of apples on them (Red Delicious, Grammy Smith and a yellow one called Reineta). My was an expert in grafting and hybridizing!
I was very fond of walking with my grandfather within that Paradise Garden, always asking him questions about roses, other blooms and the intriguing multiple fruit types on a same tree.
Being only 5 years old, I was able to enjoy that magic garden which I found very intriguing and so kept asking my grandfather how that was possible... and he very kindly took me by the hand and both had long walks around his large Paradise garden... and he liked to explain to me everything about everything. How he had managed to produce those special apple trees, roses, etc.
He had learned to hybridize, and the marcotting and air layering technique, plus top crown grafting in Buenos Aires, Argentina before he came back to Galicia. All these memoirs kept me wanting to know more about plants, trees, blooms.
So later on, after getting my Chemical Engineering Degree, I tried to apply that scientific area of knowledge to discover what elements, enzymes and chemicals were needed by plants to produce enhanced colored blooms.