No, the mystery plant has not yet bloomed, and it’s starting to drive me nuts. The largest of the buds is now nearly two inches long and tubular. This is what it looked like yesterday”
The bud turned white sometime during the day today, and is just starting to part at the tip. It doesn’t look as if there will be petals, but instead appears as if it will have more of a bell-shape, like morning glories. I think perhaps tomorrow will be the day, but then I’ve been thinking that for a week. Meanwhile, the mystery plant continues to grow and spread. The tallest of the three is now nearly three feet tall, with many long stems reaching up from a common point in the ground.
The Grey Menace takes it all in with a certain amount of contempt. She’s seen me get excited before, and it always passes. She can’t eat it, play with it, or chase it, so she knows the mystery plant is relatively useless on the cosmic scale of things. While I’m out in the garden futzing with my plants, she watches from the kitchen table and practices being inscrutible.