Day13(Saturday Jan. 17):
The plant is still alive, and the stem has not been picked yet. That is actually pretty good for us lately. It even survived a night out in the cold bucause everyone forgot to bring it in. Today the leaves measure 3 inches from the base of the bulb and the flower stem and bud are now measuring 15.5 inches from the base of the bulb. It is also beginning to bloom...we will soon get to see a flower. The kids have really enjoyed watching it. Basically it grew an inch every day and in the next week we will be able to watch the bloom unfold. Nathan has started drawing the progression of the bud as it blooms. I am not sure if he will continue, but so far he has done a good job.