Friday, June 28, 2013

Angel Trumpets, Can You Hear Them?

You can't hear them but you can smell their sweet scent on the night air. I ran out to take pictures just as rain was starting.


Angel Trumpet in a bed with Byzantine Emperor Daylily.
Down near the ground are white Daturas. Graptopetalum, sedum and other delights.

 Later in the season I hope to see pink Spider Lilies in this bed.

About a third of the buds opened last night. This is the biggest plant -- other old plants are beginning to bloom and this year's plants from last fall's cuttings are showing promise.

The power went off for an hour just after I started this post. Heavy thunderstorms today in our area. We have 2.3 inches of rain so far with more to come.

6 comments:

  1. These are some of my favorite plants! The fragrance has a mild euphoric effect on humans. (really, not making that up.) I love growing it where the evening fragrance can waft into the house. Gee, I'm happy just thinking about it!

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  2. The daylily looks to be a perfect match in color. Lucky you to get the rain; we are beginning to need some badly.

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  3. Beautiful...are they easy to maintain? The rain is surrounding us here but it just seems to know I'm here and won't rain..I know paranoid. Anyway, how easy are they to care for...I'm not doing any new projects, of course..but next year...I am really liking the lilies

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  4. Beautiful...are they easy to maintain? The rain is surrounding us here but it just seems to know I'm here and won't rain..I know paranoid. Anyway, how easy are they to care for...I'm not doing any new projects, of course..but next year...I am really liking the lilies

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  5. Janie J, Brugs are easy to maintain once you get them started EXCEPT for caterpillars. The night flying moths that pollinate them leave larvae (eggs) that will eventually strip the leaves if not picked off.

    In the winter some people pull up the plants and keep them in a garage or under something in a greenhouse. I take cuttings. The old plants may or may not return. The past two years we had mild winters and mine returned.

    The difference in planting these perennials and lily bulbs is that lilies bloom one time in late spring/early summer. Brugs bloom end of June to frost.

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  6. Outlaw G, they are euphoric, yes. It's really exhilarating at night when they bloom with spicy Epiphyllums blooming nearby.

    I read that Victorian ladies let the nectar from Brugs in their conservatories drop into their teacup for a real buzz but it isn't recommended. The real buzz for me is just having loads of them bloom with common white Daturas at their feet and other delightful flowers.

    The effect was somewhat diminished last night when rain soaked petunias smelled like the dog spit up.

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