I’m astounded to report that Bud has grown a full six inches since the previous photo session on March 11, now measuring 12.5 inches from its little pointy head to the point where it emerges from the bulb.
I wish I’d graphed the growth, because it started slowly, half an inch or so a day, and then just exploded when I wasn’t looking.
I’m hoping it opens soon, because I’m going out of town this weekend and am not looking forward to returning to a houseful of pollen (or missing its second bloom.) Here’s hoping the weather stays mild enough that I can put it outside while I’m gone. I did consider taking it with me—it’s big enough that I probably could get away with using commuter lanes—but I don’t think it would do either of us any good.
[Tuesday morning update: Now it’s 14 inches tall.]
[Thursday morning: Make that 17 inches.]
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