Saturday, July 24, 2010


Night Blooming Cereus bud
Night Blooming Cereus buds on leaf
Aperire is Latin meaning "to open." These Night Blooming Cereus cactus flowers are there, ready to open and probably tonight as I sleep! I have three blooms on my cactus plants. I had to show you how they come off the leaf, it's so unusual. The open bloom is wonderful and large and perfumy. Last year the plants bloomed in late August. Maybe the early heat has pushed them this year.