We needed it. I sat here in the evenings, because I was here late every night, and when I looked out over that and saw people dancing, I was like, “Wow.” I was texting my friends and family and telling them what joy it brought. To think that I could do that with a plant, I mean, talk about incredible.
— Joyce Rondinella, senior horticulturist at Longwood Gardens, on Sprout, the titan arum that bloomed there last month. Read more in What It’s Like to Care for the Mighty ‘Corpse Flower’ at Atlas Obscura.