Monday, June 30, 2008
Moonflowers at Night
Much like Carol, I can't resist showing off my moonflowers. It's hard to show them off since they only open up at night. Their fragrance is heavenly and I wish Blogger had a scratch n' sniff feature. But I went out tonight to snap some pictures in the pitch dark to give you an idea of what they look like.
Of course, it's hard to get a good shot of them using the flash because they are so blindingly white against the green foliage. And when they close up during the day, it's like a large pinwheel that slowly twists close. If you have the patience, you can actually see them closing and opening slowly. I encourage you, grow moonflowers. They are very easy to grow from seed, just nick the seed before planting. Plant them close to a window you can open so the scent will flow inside. I've grown them ever since I lived in Chicago and love to see their flowers hiding in the day and showing off at night.