Night Blooming — But Cereusly, Folks

My Night Blooming Cereus, which has suddenly grown up, is going to put on a hell of a show this year. Multiple blooms, surely!

It’s gotten so leggy I can’t move it to the middle of the room for a viewing party this year or the delicate flowers can fall off, which I assure you is tragic. No one can come over to see it anyway — unless I set up some ridiculous one-way walk-through with floor arrows and a :15 timer (which I just might do). BUT: the window. Hmm. There’s a spot by the hydrangea for people to view NBC’s glory from outside, like a creature in a zoo. I can open a different window and, with a fan, blow the scent all over the neighborhood; its smell is half the fun.  I’ll do a time-lapse for ya if the reflective glass allows a decent recording.

You can see the first year here, with some background info.

(The sad part is that any COVID shopper will understand “floor arrows.”)

About uppervalleygirl

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Posted on July 25, 2020, in ecology, Good News, humor, Mischief, personal, photos and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Jean B. Mallary

    *Dear Ann: You have caught the NBC bug!!! Do you actually have buds on it now? How many? My NBC bloomed this year, in late June, but nothing since. AND, since I will be moving to Kendal (CCRC) in mid-October, I don’t think I will be taking it with me. You want the grandmother of yours? xoxox Jeannie*

  2. A wee bit of novelty (novel coronavirus aside) in these monotonous times.

    Carry on NBC!

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