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Re: [aroid-l] Debate about Stink (Re-fumigated)

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Debate about Stink (Re-fumigated)
  • From: "Ron Iles" roniles@eircom.net
  • Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2002 19:06:24 +0100

Hi Donna!

Now that IS funny.  I was tempted to say, "Shocking", "Disgraceful" but no I
am big enough..  However I hope the little grooms were not overcome from the
o'er raised expectations.  If bridal gowns had been designed exactly like
the things "skirts", it might have been two weddings & at least two

But what a SPLENDID idea.  I think I'll change from being a WASP & just
promote those "things" (I'm too British actually to say the words) for
weddings.  But Wilbert where do I buy them REALLY wholesale?

"Be happy ever after.  Come to Iles & be sure of getting YOUR BIG one"


----- Original Message -----
From: <SelbyHort@aol.com>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2002 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Debate about Stink (Re-fumigated)

Dear Ron,

While at the Selby Gardens, during the double flowering of Amorphophallus
titanum in 1999, the night following the first flowering (when stink had
faded, but spadix was still erect) the Gardens hosted two evening weddings
and BOTH wedding parties came to be photographed standing next to the
inflorescences on display. The bride looked positively radiant while
next to the thing, but the groom looked a mite nervous standing there, as
though he did not belong in the picture! Perhaps he was doubly envious since
there were not just one, but two of the inflorescence towering over him. I
certain the images made a glorious presentation for their wedding photo
albums. Both wedding parties came trooping in with professional
who spent a great deal of time arranging the lovely ladies near the plants,
all lined up and pretty in their elaborate flowing formal gowns, which
shaped-echoed the ruffled titanum spathes. We dropped the stanchion ropes so
the ladies could get in close.

I suspect Amorph. titanum could become the new trendy wedding flower if
were enough of them available for photo ops. They do tend to flower during
the summer wedding season, so the logistics are right on target. Sometimes
posh and tasteful is not what people are really looking for.


In a message dated 9/14/2002 11:31:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
roniles@eircom.net writes:

>  I have
> no converse record of A. titanum being a Peace or fertility symbol at
> nuptuals even for obese Viagra deficient patients tying their knots..

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