Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's Opening!

After spending three hours in the greenhouse this morning, the Titan did not look any different than the previous day. I thought it would not go today but maybe tomorrow or the next day. When I came back in at 3 p.m. I found out I was wrong in my guess. Well, maybe when the other 3 bloom I can make better guesses.

The greenhouse is now open and will be until late tonight for anyone that wants to stop by and see it.


  1. This is so intresting. I seen this in the Peoria Journal Star. I have been loggin several times a day and much to my surprise it has opened. It sounds silly but I was excited about it. Since seeing this I have researched it alot and I am fascinated about it. I wish I lived closer cause I would for sure come and witness this amazing plant opening. I can say I am also curious about the Thank you for continuing to put up pics for us who can't see it in person can witness this also. THANKS!!!!

  2. Hope you can answer this question, Jeff. Does the Titan stay open longer in its native habitat? Thank you.

  3. J.Windsor Said...

    Mr Hillyer this was great to watch over the past few days, too bad that the bloom only last a few hours, after everything it took for you to grow it. Pictures were great too. Looking forward to your next adventure. You've gone a long way from Beck's.

  4. I also grow a flower that blooms only 1 or maybe 2 days and smells like rotten meat. It blooms every year and is getting to be a very large plant. I would like to contact you to see if you could tell me what kind of plant it is.

  5. I believe, in it's native habitat, the Titan does not stay open any longer than those cultivated.

    J. Windsor...ah yes Beck's, what a place. Good to hear from you. If you get a chance, send me an email some time

    Kathy...Send a picture by email or bring a sample to the greenhouse and I'll be more than happy to help.