Monday, April 14, 2008

BOB is in the greenhouse!

Before we opened to the public at 10:00 AM today, there was a flurry of activity in the Parlor. It was time to move the tiny titan back to the greenhouses where it can grow and hopefully produce a huge leaf and then someday, another flower! It was bittersweet to move the huge pot. It was exciting as the Parlor has not provided the best growing conditions for the past week and a half for this plant. It is good to get it into a more controlled environment. But it was also sad in that all the activity surrounding BOB's inflorescence and malodorous scent have come to an end. It was so wonderful to see all the visitors each day in the Conservatory and their excitement about a stinky flower!! What started with a wave of activity a few weeks ago, has now ended quietly and behind the scenes. Now the challenge is to keep this great plant alive and growing well! The Horticulturists at the Conservatory are definitely ready for that challenge!

So on this beautiful spring like day, there is still plenty to see and do here at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in Saint Paul, MN! Come join us for a sneak peek at spring!