I was at a loss of what to share today until I walked outside this morning and found that my cereus was blooming. The cereus is a member of the cactus family and it only blooms at night. The bloom lasts for a few hours and is usually withered by 7 a.m. There were three blooms this morning, but I have seen as many as nine before. The cereus is not a common plant. You will rarely find it in garden centers….it is more of a “pass along” plant. I got mine at a garage sale about five years ago. Two little old ladies were selling their home and were having a moving sale. I really wasn’t interested in buying it but they insisted I take it, so for the grand total of 50 cents that plant came home with me. They didn’t tell me what the plant was and didn’t tell me that it bloomed at night so imagine my surprise when I first saw it bloom! I have often wished I could go back and tell them how much joy that plant brings me! I have given cuttings of the plant to friends and family so they can share the experience and of course I “pass along” the story with the plant.
Edited to add that I walked out this morning (Saturday) and there were 7 blooms. I took a pic of the whole plant this time so you could get a better idea of what it looks like. Yikes, I need to move this to a nicer pot.
I also noticed that my red peace lily was blooming so I got a pic of it too.
And continuing with the surprise theme/red theme, here is a picture of the awesome red velvet cupcakes that my hubby made. He injected them with chocolate so when you bite into them you are pleasantly surprised with a chocolate party in your mouth!
I am linking to Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home.
Have a good weekend,