Saturday, August 23, 2008

Moon flowers; a beautiful August night

We have two moon flower bushes this year. Each is actually a clump of plants that grow together to look like it's one bush. One is right by the front door. This one is at the corner of the house. Here's how it looked in the afternoon:

And here's how it looked after darkness had settled:

Here is a closeup of the flowers before they open:

And after they've opened; they're about 5-6" across and maybe 8" long:

Here's what greeted me when I opened the front door this morning:


lottery raffle said...

I agree with you about these. Well someday Ill create a blog to compete you! lolz.

Miss Mustang said...

My mom has these, too; I think they are also called Jimson weed or angel's trumpets. At least it looks like them and they are really pretty. I am somewhat of a gardener but my mom is a Master Gardener. She has a yard that is huge; it is a lot of work, but I try to help her. Being close to nature has great rewards!

Charlene said...

I've grown these in the past, but in vine form rather than bush. They are really pretty, and smell nice, too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous flowers and the large moths land on them and then it is really good photo time.

I believe those flowers to be Sacred Datura aka as Jimson Weed, Loco Weed. They are very poisonous.