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Old 07-30-2010, 11:46 AM
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Wow, that's a spectacular flower! Would never have expected
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:37 PM
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awesome flower!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:05 PM
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thats pretty plant indeed


diane that is funny about your congo grey,mine doesnt sing, at all, wow yours beats Scarlett,, Scarlett is the manager of the noises, she gets them all perfectly,, its amazing how much she duplicates them all to a tee,, .
does that flower smell as pretty as she looks,, stunning, its a ? cactus flower.? blessings, beth
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:38 PM
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very pretty blooms.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:52 PM
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It's PARTY TIME tonight. That flower is worth celebrating. I hope mine just puts on one of those--I'll be satisfied.
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:07 PM
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wow that was fast .
That isnt the same as mine. How very pretty.

Congrats are in order of the day.

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:14 PM
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Thanks Diane, Nightshade, gardenthyme, GT, Beth, RR, BFG and bali! Glad yall are enjoying the party, and party it will be. I'm going out tonight around 10:00pm to see if the bud next to the bloom will open tonight. Beth, unfortunately and surprisingly, there is no scent. But hey, what a beautiful display she showed and will be showing.

And this afternoon after I returned home around 5:00 p.m., here is what she looked like.

Her beauty and glory fading, but, there are more blooms!
The two side buds are really starting to grow as well. I'm sure not going to miss their night bloom.

Notice their stems have crossed over, and I dare not touch them.

In the meantime, I discovered this little guy and caught him in the act.

as I saw him lick the bud. Wondering if he is getting nectar or what? Hoping he will not harm the bud.
And a few minutes later, coming back for more.

Stay tuned!

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:42 AM
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She's a stunning beauty, FD!! Yep, that is a party in the form of a flower.

So ephemeral, though - glad that you were there with your camera to catch the shot before the bloom faded.
Love seeing the anole lizard in your final pics - how cute is that? Joining the party to have a nectar-flavored sip.
Don't believe that you have to worry about it doing any damage, I've never seen one of them chomp on any of my flowers --- but they sure do go after the bugs.
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Old 07-31-2010, 11:31 AM
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Hi zuzu, glad you are at the party! Thanks, I was a little concerned just what the little lizzard would do there LOL but sure was glad I was there to see him in action.

Parrrrrttty
Last night I went out to look at the epi basket around 10:00 p.m., nothing yet but it appeared they would be starting their blooms soon.



Around 11:50 p.m. they are starting to open.




By midnight, they were all open.
At 7:45.a.m, today, here is what they looked like.


As they were flapping in the wind.




By 9:00 a.m. they made their descent. Truly Night Blooming Cereus.

One bud left. We'll see what that would brings.
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Old 07-31-2010, 02:03 PM
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I have a E strictum or that was what was told to me. They got rid of it because it never bloomed for them. It blooms for me even when I crush it with a monster Epi that fell on top of it. It is in bud now. Last year the blooms lasted for a couple of days. It only had one flush of blooms unlike the the oxipetulum
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:08 PM
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mara, that is great your E. strictum was able to bloom for you. Would love to see pictures when she blooms. You must have a green thumb girl. Bet your friend wonders how you got it to bloom.LOL

Okay, the last bud bloomed.

Didn't get a night pic of the actual bloom as my eyes were way too heavy that night. but did snap her pics around 8:20 a.m. that morning.



5 blooms wasn't too shabby for my first epiphyllum basket blooms. It was a thrilling moment in time to see such beauty, even if they only lasted for one night! Hope everyone enjoyed the show, and thanks for coming to the party!
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:54 PM
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All so beautiful and thanks for inviting us to your party..so enjoyed it...Please be sure to invited us again....lots of fun...

Loved your lizards...Cute! Great shots!
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:29 PM
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Awwww, thanks Diane! I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, it was a lot of fun along with learning much more of those Night Blooming Cereus. Very interesting! Now for my other epis to bloom will be a feat for sure. So hopefully, yes, we will have more parties in the future.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:24 PM
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Thanks for the show FD, I think I think I've found a new love, thanks to your pictures!
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:13 AM
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Hey SaideMae, glad you made the party and thanks! Oops, sorry to start you on a new obsession.
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