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Old 07-15-2011, 10:16 PM
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Oh what a night for blooms


Tonight is a great night for blooms. I've been waiting for my 1st epiphyllum oxypetalum bloom that did it's thing tonight.
My lst epiphyllum oxypetalum bud

Also tonight, I am seeing my first night blooming jasmine blooms.



A darn good night for blooms! And oh what wonderful scents! Wondering if the full moon has a little to do with it as well.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:11 AM
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What a night for fragrance. A hot humid Southern night redolent in aromas. What no Datura, gardenias......only a pitiful E.oxi and a night jass. Sheesh. Just yanking your chain. I am Brown with jealously. I would like to be green, but someone forgot to water me.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:43 PM
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mara, your words make for a hot romantic book. Do you freelance write?
Oh how I wish I had daturas in my garden. I do have some planted but they don't seem to do well. Still can't figure out why.

Anyway, here are a few daytime shots of my night blooming jasmine. BTW -they are still in bloom in the daytime as well. I think the scent is more fragrant/potent at night.


I was truly surprised to see them in bloom. And I just read the full moon enhances their scent.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:54 PM
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Many people have told me that I am in the wrong business. I love words and how they roll. When my mom first moved to Texas from Philly when I was a teen, the kids would ridicule me for my 4 syllable words.They said I was snobby and putting on airs when I was just playing with sounds. I thought everyone talked like that. My hang up is that I am the worst speller and miss user of words. I am Queen of the Malaprop

More beautiful pictures. It is amazing what a tiny more pull of gravity will do. It will pull the stink right out of a flower into the air. Wondrous!

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