25 April 2015

The World's Largest Flower, Putrella, Blooms Again

Tuesday, April 7/15 Putrella opened her enormous bloom. 
 I went to see her the following day.

This YouTube video was posted to the Facebook page for the Muttart Conseratory.  

Putrella Draws Crowd With Her Odour and Beauty

The Corpse Flower in Bloom (left), the enormous corm (middle) and the plant (right) on exhibit in the main concourse.

This year's presentation was more informative and included displays such as the corm from which the flower or plant develops.  Also on site was a dead carrion beetle, the only insect known to pollinate the corpse flower.  The stench, which is strongest on the first evening of the flower opening, draws the carrion beetle which then pollinates the flower.  

When the corm begins growing, it is difficult to tell if it will develop into a flower or a plant.  It's always exciting when it's a flower that develops.  You can follow her progress on the Muttart Conservatory Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1.  The dates are March 10-April 9/15.  

#Putrella  #MuttartConservatory

21 April 2015

Be Gentle With Spring Raking

Now's the time, if your lawn is dry and not spongy, to get out and give your lawn a gentle raking followed by an application of a spring fertilizer high in nitrogen.

08 April 2015

Turkish Delight at Muttart Conservatory March 7 - April 12/15

With all the excitement over Putrella blooming again, I forgot to post the photos from the Turkestan Exhibit which coincided the Putrella event.  

Spring flowers were blooming in the pyramids too.  


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