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Titan Arum “Magnus” about to bloom

The corm of Magnus, the largest Titan arum in the Biology Greenhouse, recently produced a developing flower bud.  The flower bud was 83 cm on April 5th.  Based on past performance, we expect a full display of the flower around April 18 or 19th (around Good Friday!).  We’ll have the Biology Greenhouse open for extended [...]

Titan Arum “Magnus” about to bloom2019-04-16T10:25:11+00:00

Greenhouse Plant Sale

Thursday September 7 10:00 to 3:00 Biology Greenhouse (between Hamilton Hall and the Phoenix) Please stop by!    

Greenhouse Plant Sale2019-08-07T13:27:58+00:00

Titan Arum has bloomed

Phoebe's bloom has opened, a beautiful bloom with the look and smell of rotting meat. The temperature of the long erect appendix is actually 4-6 degrees above room temperature to help the smell travel farther. Last time Phoebe opened, the smell and bloom were greatest on the first day. Then the bloom actually closed up [...]

Titan Arum has bloomed2019-08-07T13:27:58+00:00

Terra Cotta Painting at the Greenhouse

March 30th Session 1: 10-1 Session 2: 2-5 Hosted with the McMaster Science Society, a workshop where students can sign up to come paint a pot for their plant they bought the day before

Terra Cotta Painting at the Greenhouse2019-08-07T13:27:57+00:00

Greenhouse Plant Sale – March 29

March 29th 10am-4pm Our semi-annual plant sale with all of the plants our volunteers have be propagating

Greenhouse Plant Sale – March 292019-08-07T13:27:57+00:00

Spring 2016 Plant Sale and Open House

On Tuesday April 5 2016 from 10am-4pm, the greenhouse will be open for viewing and plants will be available for sale by donations. Some of the plants available include: -Spider plants -Coleus -Ficus -Sugar Cane -Passion flowers -Jasmine -Mimosa pudica -Aloe vera -Sundews -Ferns and lots more!

Spring 2016 Plant Sale and Open House2019-08-07T13:27:57+00:00

The passing of Art Yeas, our greenhouse manager

Written by: Alexandra Jennings, McMaster biology graduate student It is with great sadness that I share with you the passing of our Greenhouse manager, Mr. Art Yeas. He died unexpectedly at home this past weekend. For the past 38 years, Art managed the on-campus greenhouse at McMaster University, taking care of the day-to-day running of [...]

The passing of Art Yeas, our greenhouse manager2019-08-07T13:27:57+00:00

Plant sale – October 2015

The Greenhouse will be holding a plant sale of approximately 20 different species on October 7 and 8, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm. Plants can be purchased through a donation. Bags of potting soil will also be available. The Greenhouse will also be open for visitors during this time.

Plant sale – October 20152019-08-07T13:27:57+00:00

In Bloom/Fruit – February 2015

White Miniature Rose Dancing Doll Orchids (Oncidium spp.) Grapefruit Tree (Citrus paradisi)   Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes spp.)   Carrion Flower (Stapelia gigantea)   Red Poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima)   African Violets (Saintpaulias spp.)   Olive Tree (Olea europaea)   White - Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis spp.)   Colorfuze Orchid -Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis spp.)   Amazon Lily (Eucharis [...]

In Bloom/Fruit – February 20152019-08-07T13:27:52+00:00