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22-FEB-2012 Yvonne

I missed it!

'Lady of the Night'

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, which only opens at night...I missed seeing it open!
Apparently you have to set your alarm to remind you at about 9 p.m. it is
fully extended and puts out a wonderful perfume to match its charms.

A dear mentor gardening friend sent me the cuttings quite a few years ago, and this
is the first year it has flowered for me - 2 blooms, they would have opened
together. The plant itself is in a hanging basket in a tall tree and reaches 2 metres high
and cascading as well, a huge plant and the bloom is huge too.. this is
the bloom the morning afterwards.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II ,Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8
1/100s f/2.8 at 90.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
wernere0124-Feb-2012 20:16
Excellent contrast against the dark.
Barbara Heide24-Feb-2012 16:29
it's very pretty like this too!
J. Scott Coile24-Feb-2012 16:09
A special treat.
Janice Dunn24-Feb-2012 07:51
Hopefully you'll see it when it opens next time...
Mieke WA Minkjan24-Feb-2012 06:46
congratulations Yvonne with this blooming
did you know that they are also called 'Dutch Pipe'?
(I captured one in Byron Bay, of which I didn't know the name then)
LynnH24-Feb-2012 01:57
All closed up now. Beautiful photo!
sue anne23-Feb-2012 22:12
Beautiful !
Yes it is a flower that needs an alarm clock to see.
Guest 23-Feb-2012 12:51
It still makes a beautiful photos!!!!! So nice Yvonne!
Sheila23-Feb-2012 08:11
Oh, I used to miss mine opening every year!
Somehow, you've made the spent flower look very nice Yvonne!
Knox O23-Feb-2012 05:45
maybe next time! nice one !
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