I wish I could communicate to you how crazy exciting this slow blooming is for me! Every morning now I jump out of bed and head out to record the progress. I think 9663 will have open flowers tomorrow. When I passed by it 40 minutes after I drew it this morning the little bloomletscwere standing up straighter already. I don't think 9664 is going to make it even though it's trying. Something evidently snapped off its first bloom shoot. Today I dragged a couple of 6 ft long fallen branches to form a kind of barricade to nudge hikers and dogs to stay out of the area where they're growing. Yesterday a dog off its lead loped over to where I was drawing and almost stomped all over the plants.