Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Night Blooming Cereus
July 24, 2010

This image was taken at 10:15 P.M.

This image was taken at 10:18 P.M. and is a side view.

This image was taken at 10:19 P.M. and is a different bloom than the first two. We have two plants and one had a total of 4 blooms and the other had 7 blooms.

This image was taken at 10:38 P.M.

This image was taken at 10:43 P.M. We used a flashlight to add interest and additional lighting.
In 2009 we had two flushes of bloom on these two plants. They were 40 days apart. If that holds true in 2010 we can expect another round of blooms on or about 2 September 2010.
In addition to their beauty they also have a lovely fragrance.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

July Beauty

Dinner Plate Hibiscus
Hibiscus moscheuto. A close relative of the Rose of Sharon which is also blooming in my Garden. These blooms are about twelve inches across and certainly are timely here in July as we Celebrate Independence Day.

This grouping of plants is just outside of the deck on the North side of the house. The planting thrives with morning Sun.