Thursday, September 30, 2010

What an amazing biennial bloom!

The Night-Blooming Cereus sure put on a show this morning. I assume she opened completely in the night.
When I got out there at 7:30 this morning, she was already beginning to close up some.
But she's still beautiful and just darn cool!
I missed her blooms in the early spring, so I'm very excited to have had the chance to get a glimpse this time.

7 comments:

Carol said...

Beautiful. I'll be she smelled good, too! Quite the show!

Diana said...

I wish I'd seen her fully open, but I'll take what I get! But honestly, the plant kinda looks like crap! They just get so crusty and mottled looking. If it weren't for the fun of the bloom, I'd toss it!

Gail said...

Diana, I remember an episode from Magnum PI bout Higgins and a Night Blooming Cerius. Now every time someone mentions this plant the opening music plays in my head! gail

Kylee said...

VERY cool and gorgeous! I kind of feel like that every time one of the passion flower vine blooms! (I know...common stuff to you in Texas!)

Diana said...

Gail - LOL -- Well, if you're going to have flashbacks, Tom Selleck isn't too bad to be looking at!

Kylee -- I can empathize actually, I got a passion flower passalong and it's done nothing. I'm so disappointed because they are so beautiful.

LindaCTG said...

Oh, that's gorgeous! The rare bloomers deserve every second of our attention and that one is so unique.

Diana said...

LindaCTG - Yes, there is something special about the anticipation of a less frequent bloom. Even if the plant isn't much to look at!