A Bloom in Action

Cynthia Dermody

Photo from davesgarden.com

redheadedspchld has been waiting two years for her epiphyllum strictum to bloom, and last week it finally did. Epiphyllum are cacti, and many of the flowers bloom only at night. Some only last the day; others will remain for weeks.

redheadedspchld took a picture of the bloom every hour to document the process.

Click for the Epiphyllum slideshow and see her marvelous white flower greet the world for the first time.

Do you get excited when a lovingly tended flower or plant gets ready to bloom? What flowers are coloring your garden plot right now?

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