Anya and Mary, it sounds like your last bloom time is pretty close! I hope you both do get a chance to eat once you all arrive at the convention.
So much had happened in the past 48 hours with blooms! I came home to find Shimanishiki blooming. The stems that came up from the base were the graft, not basal shoots as I thought.
Shimanishiki only had one bloom this year, that was difficult to see.
I'll post more pics later of all the other blooms.