Thursday, September 10, 2009

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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Impressions
Part II

Yesterday I posted two pictures of the plantings at the Front Door. After that Blog Post I took the camera to the closet. As I looked out the second story window I decided that I could get a better image to show the whole set up.

Monday, September 7, 2009

First Impressions

All Summer the urns which flank our front steps consisted of Green foliage. The Fatsia and the Potato Vine in the planters. Today I obtained two Mariposa plants and placed them in the concrete planters. They certainly add a nice bit of color to the formerly green plants. I hope they grow rather fast so that the scale will also be improved. I submit this post today to encourage everyone to consider dressing up the plantings near their front door. It is so easy to accept what we have done without adding to the concept to improve the eye appeal.