Friday, September 5, 2008

Hannah and the Moonflowers

I have been growing moonflowers for longer than I can remember. And for as long as I can remember they have been rather disappointing in their show... until now. It's 9:45 pm and the MAN and I were outside enjoying the last of the evening before the winds and rains blow in for the next 24 hours with Hannah. After a little walk around I found these beauties lighting up the garden in the dark! WOW! We counted them in the dark but I believe there are 14 or 15 blooming all at once and each one is larger than my open hand. Oh, I am just thrilled they bloomed before the rains came, but they'll be gone by morning. They only last one night, regardless of the weather.The scent of so many at once is indescribable. I would bottle it and wear it if I could...sigh, goodnight.The window to my bedroom is directly above and I'm hitting the hay. Maybe I can smell them from my with the flash... another wow.
simply moonstruck


Aunt Jenny said...

Oh just so pretty!! I have never had luck with them...they look they are worth trying over and over!!! Enjoy them..and take care!!

Ellen said...

From the southern storm watch editor:

oops Hanna has no H on her back side ;)
When she passed me, I did catch some really nifty red sun at night
sailor take flight photos. Put your pots and pans out to catch some good rain water!

kansasrose said...

Beeeeeeutiful Moonflowerpower Suebabe. I can smell 'em from here. Hope Hannah has left PA and your gardens dry out. Gustav is overstaying the welcome here...STILL overcast, raining, very unseasonably cool. bustillo poutin'. :(

Clare said...

Those are beautiful, Sue. I've had a few white flowers this year and noticed how they do glow come dusk and dark. Quite nice!

Susan said...

"They only last one night, regardless of the weather."

I finally got my first bloom last evening and I'm not sure what to expect. Yours look beautiful.

kansasrose said...

Will your moonflowers NOT bloom under the bright harvest moon?


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