Night Blooming Cereus
Today I will show you the cycle of bloom on this delightful bloom. The time and date are shown on each photo. It is amazing how this bloom progresses in a twelve hour period. Enjoy this sequence of blooms. For those who have never experienced the bloom of this flower please be aware that the fragrance is also wonderful. Last evening it was especially nice because of the humid conditions. We actually had a party!!!! Some of our Neighbors, some of our Camera Club Buddies and also some fellow Garden Club Members also enjoyed the show this lovely flower presents.
The first blooms on this plant were on August 1st, 2009. Now we know that the bloom cycle is at least forty days. It will be interesting to see if we have one more bloom cycle this year. Please be aware that we Winter over this plant in the garage. We do not desire that it be killed by a freeze.