Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cereus night blooming cactus video on you tube

Good morning Friends,

Hope you all have a good weekend.

I finally got photos in order and made a video with them of the night blooming cereus that is growing on our front gate arbor. To me the flower didn’t have much of a scent at all so I was disappointed after hearing so much about the wonderful scents these flowers have. The bloom is fantastic though as you will see.

Enjoy. Click on full screen if you’d like. There is gentle music playing with this also.

On a sad note, an online friend of ours lost her husband from a heart attack yesterday. He was in his mid 60’s, our age. Please keep her and her family in your prayers at this time. Thank you.

FlowerLady Lorraine


Every day you are alive is a special occasion. 

Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God. 

Mary Manin Morrissey


sharon said...

Lorraine what a great slide show...yes amazing bloom..I saw one at the nursery yes the flowers are bigger than mine and they are dragon fruit.I bought a red one...and they dont plant is a flat leaf variety with no fruit...and its the one that has the smell only at midnight!!

tina said...

It's gorgeous! I have one too-different type though and for the first time in like 8 years it has bloomed. The flowers are nice but like you said, not much of a fragrance.

Sandy said...


Thank you so much for visiting me and commenting. I love the video you put together of the flower blooming. It's gorgeous and the music is so soothing. I love your blog and when I'm finished typing I'm clicking the follow button. I love your gardens, your cottage and your space out back.


Sandra said...

Beautiful :)

So sorry to hear about your friend, will send a prayer up.


Freda Cameron said...

Sorry for your friend.

As for the flower, it's gorgeous!

Nancy J said...

Beautiful video and music. Remembering your friend, loss and grief we share all over the world, may our thoughts help in any small way , as she knows others share and care.Greetings from Jean.

gld said...

I loved the video of your exotic (to me) bloom and the music was perfect for it.

I am so sorry about your friend's loss. Just the word heart attack strikes fear....been there; done that. Prayers go out to her.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful video . . . gorgeous flowers.

Have a wonderful week ~



We were just talking about this plant at our monthly garden club meeting. One of the members had it bloom for her. Thank you for sharing.

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. We do need to cherish every day! Have a fabulous week. Love you!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

and sorry about the loss of your friend. Yesterday, two who were special to me passed away. One was 97 and one was 60. Take care...

Skeeter said...

Beautiful bloom and great job on the video with the soothing music. I am sorry for the loss of your friend. Prayers going up from GA for healing to begin...

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Lorraine, Sorry to hear about your friend's husband.. 60's are YOUNG.... Yipes!

Beautiful video. The bloom is awesome --and I enjoyed your music.

Balisha said...

What a lovely flower...Sorry about your friends husband...

Kimberly said...

Beautiful video! So sorry to hear of your friend's loss...glad she has you! Prayers for her and her family...!

Friko said...

A wonderful plant, beautifully captured; is this the only time it flowers?

Best wishes to your friend in this hard time.

Susan said...

So sorry to hear about your friend's husband. Your cactus flower is a real beauty.

NellJean said...

Wonderful slide show, Lorraine! I'm glad to see your blooms up close. I'm pretty sure that yours is Epiphyllum phyllanthus while mine is E. oxypetalum, two of about a dozen different Epis.

If you look on my Seedscatterer header, I put up my night blooming cereus pic yesterday. Here's how they differ at a glance: The tepals on yours are greenish while mine are a reddish tan when almost ready to bloom.

The stamens on yours are yellow, while mine are almost pure white. Your leaves (they say those are really a flattened stem) are longer and narrower.

The fragrance: E. oxypetalum has a fragrance you can't miss. Cloying, sweet and spicy.

These are the differences that I can tell from your description and photos and from what I read online.

Seeing these cacti bloom is a real treat.

Shirley said...

Your roses are so lovely with minute drops of rain clinging to the petals. Hopefully the rain will pass soon so you can enjoy your garden before the season changes.

I appreciate your kind comments on The Gardening LIfe today. Have a terrific day!