Thursday, September 27, 2012
These plants are the smaller relatives of the large and stinky Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum) that bloomed here at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory in June of 2011.
Don't be fooled by their comparatively small size---these plants have a very potent smell when the inflorescence is open. You must get fairly close to the inflorescence to get the full effect of the smell.
This plant has three blooms and there is a hope that at least one of them will last through the end of September. This plant is located in the back corner of the North Garden. Enjoy!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory is one of 28 prestigious gardens participating in this year’s All-America Selections American Garden Award, the nation’s only popularity contest for flowers. The American Garden Award is a unique opportunity for the public to vote on a specific flower that they think has the most appealing garden characteristics. The six entries for 2012 are:
Angelonia angustifolia ‘Serena® Blue’
Begonia boliviensis ‘Santa Cruz™ Sunset’
Gazania ‘Big Kiss™ White Flame’ F1
Petchoa x hybrida ‘SuperCal® Pink Ice’
Petunia ‘Surfinia® Deep Red’
Sunflower ‘Goldie’ F1
Voting is open June 1 – August 31 and winners are announced in September. To view the entries and place your vote, visit the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory before August 31. You can also vote online at http://www.americangardenaward.com./
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The winter flower show is happening right now at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory. Fox-9's Garden Guy Dale K. is there with more.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
When we came in to water the plants in this small greenhouse this morning, there was the familiar smell of dead mice lingering in the air! It is not that we have dead mice in the greenhouses all the time--gross-but we do occasionally have a blooming Amorphophallus Konjac at this time of year and that is it's tell tale smell! This plant has a great inflorescence (a grouping of flowers) that smells stinky to us but possibly lovely to it's pollinators. Some of you may remember another stinky plant that we had bloom here at the Conservatory last summer? Yep! It was the Corpse Flower, Amorphophallus titanum.
Come and see this fun plant in the Conservatory's North Garden. The blooms could last the week if we are lucky! And since there are actually three inflorescence's in this pot, the lovely aroma might just linger through the weekend!