How Would You Heighten The Experience of a Blooming Corpse Flower? (UPDATE!)
Posted by Plish on August 26, 2015
I share this little tidbit because it’s a rare event that will be unfolding before your eyes in the next couple of days at the Chicago Botanic Garden. And when it unfolds, it’ll be a sight to behold and a stench to remember!
The Titan Arum, or Corpse Flower, a rare Sumatran plant, will be blooming in what could be less than 24 hours.
I’ve made a couple of visits already and am excitedly waiting for it to unfurl.
This event has gotten me thinking about how else might an event like this be remembered? We can always take pictures, but they won’t do justice to the whole experience of the flower. What else could be done to create more buzz and more memories around an event like this? How else might you educate?
I think scratch and sniff cards would be a cool souvenir 😉 What would you do?
live feed archive of the livefeed so you can see it in real time!
I was able to check Spike out the day before they moved it out of the limelight. It’s a pretty amazing plant!
#spike the #corpseflower didn't bloom so had to be manually opened. The #spathe (Kurt and I holding it 🙂 ) was cut off revealing male and female #flowers . It was deep red and brown (resembling #rottingflesh ) and felt like #spongefoam with the ribs providing lightweight stiffness to the spathe when open. The red part felt like #felt . Amazing #plant! #titanarum #cbgspike #chicagobotanicgarden @chicagobotanic #design #biomimicry