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gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 18, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9309364

I want to enter the pictures I took of Morticia, Boston's giant stinky plant that bloomed this summer into the photo contest. I am debating between the tropicals category and the unusual category. I have several good pictures of Morticia from different angles so I suppose I could put her in both. What do you think? No problem at all for entering my dog's picture. Just took the cutest one the other day.
Hmmmm.
Martha

ROBINDOG

ROBINDOG
Thomaston, CT

October 19, 2012
10:10 AM

Post #9309772

Martha...Enter in both for Morticia, double your chances!

RosemaryK

RosemaryK
Lexington, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2012
3:51 PM

Post #9309979

Yeah, Martha. What's to lose by entering in both categories?

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 20, 2012
10:04 AM

Post #9310511

Thanks for the encouragement. It was a lot of fun going down to our zoo {Franklin Park Zoo, Boston, MA} to see this plant bloom. I went 5 times. There were three others in various leaf states that may be up for blooming in the future. Morticia and Fester will be resting for the next three years or so.
Martha

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 21, 2012
2:26 AM

Post #9311008

I had no idea they took that long to bloom again.

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 21, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9311257

Well I have my photo contest file almost ready to go to enter. I am amazed at all the horticultural stuff I did this past year and, as ever, how many cute dog pictures I have. I am going to need a whole computer for these last one day.
Martha

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 23, 2012
8:00 PM

Post #9313649

Can't wait to see you Morticia pics, Martha! There is a daylily by that name, too. I would love to see that corpse plant in bloom someday. I didn't know they had one blooming at the FPZoo, or I would have gone myself. Hope I can get to see the next one blooming.

Karen

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 23, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9313673

lol I did my best to spread the word, Karen. I went 5 times and got on tv. There are sites where you can keep up with the various ones. These came to the Zoo as a donation from a guy in New Hampshire who raises them as a hobby. He was in the news in 2010 for raising the tallest one in the US {I think} and then hauling it down to the local fire station and charging admission to see it to raise funds for the fire department. He actually gave the zoo 5 of them, in various stages of development. Morticia's bloom had been preceded about 8-10 days earlier by Fester. There are three more younger ones in leaf stage.
I will put in an announcement if I hear tell of any more bloom activity, but I don't expect any at the Zoo for at least the next three years. Here's a picture of Morticia that I didn't use in the contest.
Martha

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
2:26 AM

Post #9313743

Amazing .I know they smell bad but how beautiful.

nutsfordaylily

nutsfordaylily
Halifax, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 24, 2012
11:04 AM

Post #9314111

Wow! An amazing plan for sure. If I had a really big greenhouse I grow one myself.

Karen

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

October 24, 2012
3:33 PM

Post #9314351

As woulkd I.
Martha

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