Sunday, July 01, 2007

Bella blooms







Perhaps having a head cold helped--I didn't find the Titan Arum to be near as stinky as I'd expected it to be.

12 comments:

  1. But to a fly lookin' for a corpse, I bet it smelled lovely and inviting.

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  2. What was inside? I kept seeing people taking pictures of the base of the middle on the live feed you led us to. Very curious, but not so smelly on webcam. :)

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  3. The 3rd picture is the one my daughter took attempting to lean down into it (those who got that close said it smelled like dead mice). I don't know if anyone got a shot that went much further down inside than that unless greenhouse staff decide to take one.

    I took a shot of the outside of the base, but my husband didn't think it was worth posting. Maybe it'll open up more in a day or two. . .

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  4. Anonymous5:16 AM

    Wow!

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  5. Why does this flower totally creep me out and I can't even smell it...

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  6. Am I the only one who finds this flower looks ... suggestive?

    And how big is it? *Eyes wide*

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  7. It's five feet tall.

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  8. These are great photos. Maybe it will smell stronger in a few days. My orchids always smell more after they have been open for a while. Very neat!

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  9. Are you kiddin' I smell it all the way to Mississippi! Oh, maybe that's roadkill? :P

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  10. Dark Orpheus took the words right out of my -- er, -- right out of my mouth.

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  11. Whoa, that's one big stinky flower. The photos however, are not stinky at all. They are quite nice :)

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  12. It's beautiful, in an obscene sort of way. I'm reminded of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. Thank god computers don't have olfactory capabilities yet!

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