Friday, June 26, 2015

Here today, gone in the morning.

This week two of my succulent plants bloomed overnight.    The Echinopsis, (I looked up the name on Google) one of my regular summer bloomer and my favorite.  The other is my Dragon Fruit plant; I counted seven flowers, two in trellis next to the house and the others up high in the Plumeria tree.
These flowers are stunning, but they are short lived.  Fully open by midnight and gone by ten AM the next morning.  This is one of the reasons why is so hard to get Dragon fruits, the flowers must get pollinated overnight by night flying moths.  

 Dragon-fruit flowers


Meta Chalker said...

The flowers are just beautiful.

Deborah Raney said...

Beautiful! It's been a while since I visited your blog, and I'm so glad to see that things are blooming like mad, and you are still creating beauty in your corner of the world! Blessings from Kansas.