I know some of you eagerly watched Stinky bloom in Denver with me a week ago. Now, I invite you to join me in watching Spike bloom in Chicago. Maybe we can even see them give Spike some of Stinky’s pollen. The bracts have fallen off, so they are expecting it to bloom in the next couple days.

The people watching for this one is even better, since people can surround Spike instead of just looking at it through a window. I just watched a lady taking who knows how many selfies, but the constant hair adjustments and facial expression changes until she got the “just right” shot was pretty entertaining.