inspired by pictures from Bryan's lotus a few years back, I got some lotus rhizomes of my own. I found some relatively local growers to ensure they are made for my climate and thanks to the many hours of sunshine we had this year already, one of them decided to bloom. For weeks now I watched the bud betting taller and taller and finally thicker and thicker and today it began to open.
unfortunately I lost the name tag so I don't know its name. But there is a sister bud growing and I hope it'll reach maturity before the sun goes away.
I thank you all for your interest in my planned online class, I will keep you posted as soon as I know a date and content.