Full bloom and what a magnificent bouquet it is- the total number of flowers has been estimated as ten million!! I can see busy honeybees dancing from flower to flower in pure nectar bliss.
Friday, February 9, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Telly is sprouting hair this week! Smaller branches are coming off the flowerstalk to fill out the huge inflorescence. Along these smaller braches are tiny bumps (flower buds) which will eventually bloom into millions of flowers. Looking up at Telly from the ground, its amazing to think about all the energy going into this grand finale of flowering.
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Romel Silva, our plant propagator here at Foster Garden, was the first to notice a flag-leaf (a new leaf that is much smaller and indicates flowering) emerging from the very top. This meant that Telly was ready to bloom! On Arbor Day, November 14, we walked over and he pointed out a giant green spike coming out of Telly's head! I had been noticing the leaves hanging down and turning brown, but I wasn't totally sure if Telly was going to bloom.