Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oh my!

I did it.

But I didn't do it right. So, I'll be "under construction" here for a bit. If I can post this message, that will help, but my new background doesn't include a dashboard for editing. And the old blog layout that I thought I saved the way blogger told me to -- well, now they don't like it any more.

sigh.

That's what I get for wanting something different.

A Night to Remember

For the past 3 years, I've sadly only seen the rare blooms on my Night-Blooming Cereus after they were done and spent. I'd find them the morning after, hanging limp and lifeless, like a broken goose-neck. But last week, I was "surveying," and found a bloom almost ready to open.

I watched it for two days, and voila - caught it wide open!

According to Wikipedia, Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Dutchman's Pipe) is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in the genus. It is also referred to as Night blooming Cereus.

I think they normally bloom once a year. So glad I caught it!