Rob Lucas Gets A Morty The Corpse Flower Update, And Floral Preview Of #StarryNight2018!

Thursday, June 7th

You know Starry Night In The Garden will have primo music, wine, and food, but the real star of the night are the Buffalo And Erie County Botanical Gardens. 
President David Swartz and VP Of Visitor Experience Erin Grajek give us a heads up on when Morty the corpse flower is expected to bloom, and what to look for in-between the music and food on June 27th!   Click and listen, and then click HERE to get your Starry Night In The Garden tickets! 
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Transcript - Not for consumer use. Robot overlords only. Will not be accurate.

In all the great flowers and minorities the corpse flower. At the buffalo and Erie county botanical gardens and will get a heads up a garden preview on that side of it now from. The president of the gardens David Schwartz what this and Erin gray jackets well lead director of what is your official title there Aaron it's a good way. A VP of marketing and visitor experience. Visitor experiences. So what's we've enjoyed tweeting what minority over the past couple days to cease stink yet or not. Now we get wet over there rob and he did not think yet the bulging at the base and probably has stopped growing which is an indication that it's getting ready. To do something flower. We did notice yet sedate them why then not beetles flying around it so that means that. It's wonderful fragrances. Starting to come from the Waller sew up any day now we're like expected there. That was minority if you look at it and it looks like in overgrown or giant leap it's wrapped around and sell it himself but it's considered a flower Ryan. Oh yeah it supply power there's no question about that. And as a matter fact when it opened. Except if you were to take Hispanics which is that pointy thing that they can out of it it would look like any other flowers beautiful color. Purple basically hand. But it is definitely a flower. Now more party balloons at forty years ago that's why it's so surprising because it's not supposed to bloom for at least another three years. Who was the first one who saw I think it grew like three feet in a couple of days or something who's the first one who found out something was happening. Are oracle did he met noted that it led it it showed the third abruptly outer carton which is a flower. And they noted that a couple of days ago they're like do we don't know if that and then we knew it was going to be flour and and he started to grow. Or easy bat. And we're really excited it completely surprised that this is happening so quickly like you that but it more he would definitely animal. So we have tweet it morning and we had said if you can hold off and not bloom until June 27 it will find a place for you. In the artist lineup what are the chances what is Marty saying about the chances of holding out about another three weeks. Well I think Lordi would probably love to be at Barry nine regard however. I have a feeling that it will bloom a lot sooner than that. So. Go ahead. Go ahead there and weak and light. Angela. Moore is a great Tweeter till more he's got a great sense of humor how many stink flowers are there in the US. And I know that the closest other once this is why it's my producer Rosie said. Why is it's so what's the appeal of something that smells so bad so tell us how unique it is to have morning here. Quality unique and and I think that part of the attraction. Most people today when they come in the garden they see tropical plants because people travel around the world southern argue that they used to seeing those kind of plant. But they're not used to seeing this plant. Side of it and the fragrance people are trapped inside it it's Mel I mean it it's certainly not a rose. And that part of the attraction. What can't it can't the smell and take it home maybe or maybe not. I pass. So when you end around them talking to visitor when he simple little and he definitely take it home with you on your clothing your air. Is it is that you know let's not you that's morning. I chatting with David Schwartz and airing great tech from the buffalo and Erie county botanical gardens starry night in the garden we can't week poured three weeks from tonight. Of course everybody but he knows about the music in the restaurants in the wineries besides Mort he what are some of the other things especially a first timers who should check out. In between the music in all the food at to starry night. Well actually continuing debate that will be going on during learning that your company your client golf we have our guard rail way they have it set up inside the camp garden. Iron union greenhouses open ended last year so if you haven't been here yet are eating green or it is. A neat thing and that's actually where more is. I'm pretty mild likely will would still be on display but he won't be flowered during their name they still get a chance to see. What he did look like he'll be able lecture hold up. But. Getting ready for currency but there's so much that the. Shriveled up morning I love it. That's great and David the VIP area is gonna be special this year because for the past two years. It was the right side of the north side as you look at it would bid that tried dome area there was under construction that's all pretty much a 100% done now how close are we. Eight it all done it. Fully landscaped so will be absolutely beautiful and we're just looking forward to a great night. How did the winter affect you guys from the point of view of it it was just such a long winter debt we we have like two weeks of spring that it seemed like it went right into summer. How was that good for you guys what are the ones like. Well the lawn looked great and of course all the rain that we had and hopefully the next couple days it dried out but. It is challenging when you have a lot of rain and hold it makes it difficult to get outside. To work in the outdoor gardens that are volunteers and staff have been doing a great job and at the prop walkway looked spectacular. Itself multi colored it's just beautiful. And by the kind starry night of rides. I think the they get they're going to have a great night and a will want to see the beautiful. Up flowers throughout the gardens as well as inside enough hopefully I'll boarding will still be standing. At. Or. We got burnt shriveled to Iraq to nice. Up. But at least are starry night in the garden is unlike this conversation about 48 family event. But that's guys we can't wait to be there did it a couple three weeks the great thing we said earlier this morning. One of the great things about starry night is every year people say I forgot we had this right here and lack of one in south buffalo. I'm gonna come again and I am sure you guys are seeing the attendance rise over the past five or six years for the botanical gardens even her oft times like January or February. Well there's no question about it this past year imagination. We had 22000. People come through that show last year thirteen thousand. While. People are recognizing that this treasury is here. In south buffalo in lack wanna and other coming out to see it and that's great for the institution and we thank mono two for all the support you've given. David Schwartz hearing great chicken forty the corpse flower will do another call maybe after forty blooms probably it sounds like early next week or so if not we'll see you and a couple of weeks restoring our in the garden. Do more info at my Starwood to five dot com and also buffalo gardens dot com.
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