Titan at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

klavier(Z7 Baltimore)August 16, 2006

Got my first glimpse of a titan bloom in person last saturday at the brooklyn botancial garden. This was the first bloom on the plant in 67 years. Of all the places I could have gone last weekend, I by chance went to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden on a day when the titan was in bloom. I just can't be so lucky. There are benefits to having a girl friend in Staten Island. Sorry for the picture quality, I didn't have a camera with me, so I bought one of those disposable ones.








Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
subtropix

You mean to tell me they emptied their beautiful bonsai greenhouse for this big, sticky aroid. Give me a two- hundred year old Japanese black pine or Fukien Tea any day over a flower that smells like rotting flesh! BBG has a wonderful bonsai collection and this room is used to display them. Now it will be weeks before the stench of the Amorphophallus titanus clears enough put the bonsai back.

Now, before I get the hate mail, I do love those aroids and the very special Brooklyn Botantical Garden. Congrats!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2006 at 2:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
greenelbows1(z9--so LA)

Appreciate the pics, King. Certainly better than NO pics!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2006 at 12:03AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
MacDaddy(z6a NY)

"You mean to tell me they emptied their beautiful bonsai greenhouse for this big, sticky aroid."

Yes, and probably because people get sticky fingers around bonsai. Just protecting the collection.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 10:26AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Alocasia seems healthy, but is not growing in size?
I have two Alocasias in pots in my living room. I have...
ednaricketts
Need help
Bought a 9 inch dia. A. titanum bulb/cormer few years...
bgp_123
Helicodiceros muscivorus won't sleep
In oktober 2013 I bought on E-bay a Dead Horse Arum...
gigagys
Zantedeschia aethiopica won't grow
Hi everyone! My very first post so excuse me for any...
Arico
Amorphophallus galbra
Rob, There's a maximum of 150 posts on a thread and...
tropicbreezent
Sponsored Products
International Caravan Royal Tahiti Outdoor Balau Wood Storage Trunk
Overstock.com
26'' Spring Breeze Wreath
$37.99 | zulily
Alfresco Home Mayorca Bird Bath - 38-8617
$114.00 | Hayneedle
InvisiLED 24V 100W Class 2 Remote Transformer by WAC Lighting
| Lumens
Campania International Flared Dragonfly Planter - Set of 3 - 6390-0903
$609.99 | Hayneedle
Campania International 14 in. Barn Board Cast Stone Planter - P-673-AL
$74.99 | Hayneedle
Horsing Around Cowgirl Wind Chime
$14.99 | zulily
Thomas O'Brien Rectangle Inlay Hand Knotted Area Rug
FRONTGATE
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™