Numerous Phals acting non-Phal-ish
Hello all. Before this year on Phals, the first bud to open has been the lowest (and largest) one on the spike.
Same with the first flower to droop and fall off - lowest and largest and the one that's been open the longest.
This year, the rules have changed. Almost never does the lowest and largest bud open first. Usually a bud 1 or 2 buds higher on the spike opens first.
Same with fading and falling.
Others noticing this too? Maybe just something strange about my conditions this year?