Friday, July 12, 2013

Night blooming Echinopsis on the patio last night


The night blooming Echinopsis cactus (Easter Lily cactus) on my back patio really outdid itself last night.  About a week ago it had started expanding 12 stalks (above) which had been stalled for about two weeks.

Last night at about 6:30 PM it was clear that all twelve were primed and ready to bloom that night:

I checked on them at about 10:00 PM and found 12 fresh Echinopsis flowers, very nice!  
 Each stem is about 8 inches long from the base to the top of the flower.




10 comments:

  1. Impresionantes fotos. Le felicito por su técnica.
    Wonderful photos!

    JB

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  2. The color of the blooms is truly lovely!
    Nifty pictures - thanks for sharing! And we didn't even have to stay up late to see it. {Ok, well I kinda did...}

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    1. thanks! some of these flowers do require staying up late to see at their best, not to mention the night lighting challenges! :-)

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    2. {grin} Your photographs must have stuck with me. Taking advantage of being up very late one night, I ended up in my back yard a few weeks ago balancing a flashlight and camera trying to take pictures of our night-blooming cereus. Revisiting your blog today, I was reminded of your photographs so I think I'll give you the blame/credit for that adventure. ;-)
      Thanks!

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    3. Done! {wry grin} Blame/credit has been assigned.
      http://kiniacatcrafts.blogspot.com/2013/09/more-landscape-this-time-in-ink-plus.html

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  3. That is beautiful, my mom and I have spent the evening sitting out and watching the cereus bloom, its an amazing sight.

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