Tuberose countdown

Tuberose is the main ingredient of my favorite perfumes- Jo Malone's Tuberose and L'air du Temps, the perfume my mom wore when I was a kid and now I wear it occasionally as well. So when I saw a bushel of Tuberose tubers ($6 a giant clump) I didn't hesitate.

The leaves appeared almost immediately but I have had to wait for this flower stalk... and wait... and wait. These buds appeared about 2 WEEKS ago and have the promise of possibly opening in the next 24 hours. I sure hope so because I know they have a Mexican heritage and it's going to be much more autumnal here this upcoming week than it would probably prefer.

Patiently waiting for sniffs...

p.s. bad photography is becoming my signature