Sunday, September 4, 2011

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT

Are you familiar with the night-blooming cactus known as, Queen of the Night?  There is one in my backyard.  For obvious reasons, it is hard to get a good picture. 
I took this picture this evening before it got completely dark.


Here is one that I took last night.  It doesn't bloom every year; but it does most years, and the bloom only lasts one night.  This cactus is very large with over 50 blooms that will pop out a few each night until they are all gone.  I just love this plant.  Isn't mother nature fabulous?

Quilt happy,
Marilyn


7 comments:

creativedawn said...

Gosh, she is a beautiful plant! I've never seen one; hope she'll be blooming when I visit...hugzzzzzzzzzzzz

Barb said...

That plant is fabulous.....

Dana Gaffney said...

I have a huge one in the trees in my front garden. The sad thing is that it's so high sometimes I don't even know it's blooming but it's wonderful to look up and see about 20 of those flowers.

Needled Mom said...

It is beautiful!

hetty said...

I have never heard of that cactus. How wonderful to live in a warm climate! Do these night bloomers have a scent? I guess they would be too big to grow in a pot. Yeah, I thought so.

Pamela O said...

So beautiful. Love those.

Melissa said...

Proof that we will all find our nitch if we just allow ourselves to think outside the box!