Hold your noses, the Corpse Flower is about to BLOOM

It has been three years since this blog was started.  And the event that was used to launch the blog was the blooming of a Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum, that we called BOB. Well, guess what???  WE HAVE ANOTHER BLOOM TO ANNOUNCE!!!  YAY!!!  So… here is a poster representing the life cycle of the Corpse Flower from our good friends at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  We are just at the stage where we can see the spadix starting to show at the tip of the bud.  Measurements have been taken daily since about May 11 when the bud started to peak out of the soil.  And here is BOB, too!  You can just see the spadix starting to show!  BOB has been placed in the parlor as of today, June 21 and will remain there until it has completed its full bloom cycle.  We do not have an exact bloom date at this moment but hope it might occur sometime between June 26th and July 4th.  Time will tell!  The BOB webcam is coming soon!