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Re: night blooming cereus

Breathtaking Marg,
How large are the blooms? Your photos turned out well. The dark background
is perfect to set off the flowers.
Judy B

From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 1:07 AM
Subject: [CHAT] night blooming cereus

> Well, gang, my night blooming cereus has amazed me by producing 4
> flowers open tonight - 2 last night.  Never done this before - think
> it liked all the rain this summer.  I know some people get 20 blooms
> or more on their plants, but mine has never, in all the years I've
> had it - like well over 20- had more than 3 at a time and never a 2nd
> flush - it had put out 1 a few weeks ago that I missed completely.  I
> was moaning about this when a friend offered to come help me repot it
> and I discovered 7 buds on it!  Some nocturnal visitor knocked 1 of
> those off, but left me with 6...I've been watching them like a
> hawk...
> Sooo...took self out in the dark with my digi cam (which I've never
> used at night before) and got some pix.
> If you want to see.....go here:
> http://www.mtalt.hort.net/cereus/night-bloom-cereus.html
> How such a gangly awkward ugly duckling of a plant can produce such a
> lovely flower is beyond me..and the scent is heavenly, too.
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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