The full moon has come, and with it brought another blooming of the Cereus plant in the garden. If you know this magical plant, you know it only blooms for a few hours during the night, usually on a full moonlit night.Two fat buds appeared just about the same time our dear friends Sabina and Joe came to visit and stay with us. They are displaced Katrina folks, and visit us from San Francisco where they have temporarily relocated.
I decided to call these two lovely budding beauties Sabina and Joe!
And one night, after we came in from tango dancing, there they were! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Sabina and Joe!!!
Right now Sabina and Joe the flowers have closed up into waning buds that will wither and fall off the plant. The dear friends Sabina and Joe are packed and ready to head back to San Francisco, our friendship never to wither or wane.
Mid October here in New Orleans is such a wonder. I saw that it is snowing in Salt Lake City, Utah this morning, and here our garden is blooming its head off. The night bloomers, like this Angel Trumpet (I call Miss Anne after the lady who passed this plant along to me), Night Blooming Jasmine, and of course the elusive Cereus are extra robust and fill the night air with intoxicating fragrances.