Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Night Blooming Cereus.........an Encore Performance!
I've had a bit of magic happening right in my own back yard this Spring................my Night Blooming Cereus cactus less than a month ago decided to produce a spectacular 6 blooms (I took pictures and wrote about it). This extraordinarily beautiful, and rare, flower usually blooms only once a year, and that at night (although if you get up early in the morning you can see them still). The very delicate flowers close up and wilt in the heat of the day. Normally, after a blooming cycle, the cactus produces a purple fruit, and doesn't do it's spectacular show again until next year.
To show my appreciation for the artistry of this fabulous cactus, I've been thanking it. And to my amazement, it produced a whole new array of buds. I've never seen anything like this.......and this morning I awoke to the beautiful blooms below! I'm amazed, and feel very much like thanking the Devas of the Cereus for their generosity!