Sunday, July 26, 2009

Oh What a Night (blooming)!

Last night night was a night of blooms on the Ephiphyllum oxypetalum (Night Blooming Cereus), two blooms on each of two pots. Another pot has 2 buds in an early stage.

By 8pm, the buds were beginning to open just a bit.

Ike of the Jungle, getting into the Act.

By 10 o'clock, the blooms were almost open.

I wish you could smell the incredible fragrance.

Blooming in a pot on the same ledge, tibouchina has finally opened.


  1. Lovely! I really like that third pic :)

  2. Love seeing your blooms up close. My cereus is way up in the pine tree and all the blooms happen up there. I had between 10-15 blooms a week or so ago, and caught them the next morning. I would love to see this up close and personal as they are to have a lovely scent also.

    Your tibouchina is beautiful. I have a small one but it hasn't bloomed yet.

    Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

  3. Beautiful blooms. My plant doesn't perform very well this year.
    Oh, I've never known that tibouchina opens its blooms in the evening. That looks very lovely.

  4. Thanks for looking in at my world. Yours is so warm and aromatic, I can almost smell the blooms.

  5. Hello NellJean, thanks so much for commenting on my latest garden song. How cool that you're among those who watch the Night blooming show! Carol from May Dreams has one and she's already made me wonder if they could live in Austin - what a gorgeous bloom!

    Just went through a couple of your posts about blue porterweed ... bought one earlier in summer and it hasn't done much in this heat and drought. Thanks for the tip it can root in water!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  6. I like these night photos and I really like your cat.

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous blooms!! I see them every year on Naomi's blog, too. I wish I could smell that fragrance.

  8. The tibouchina is a compelling blue.
    I read that people throw parties for the Cereus blloming night. What a fun thought.


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