Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Night Bloomers

If anyone wants their garden to be as much of a night owl as they are, here are some amazing plants.
Night Blooming Cereus, made kind of famous in the book The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, the lovely Moon Flower, and according to this website you can watch a video of it blooming, our lovely deadly and possibly hallucinogenic flower from class, the Angel's Trumpet and for those of you who really want to plant stuff right now, The Evening Garden is a great book.
On another note, Wicked Plants is a great book on all kinds of nasty plants you don't want to run into. It's got amazing illustrations and stories for most of the plants.

1 comment:

John Latto said...

That's a great picture - beautiful and slightly creepy. I happened to be on campus after dark this evening and checked out the small angel's trumpet by BSIF and even though there was only one decent flower it does indeed have a strong scent that isn't apparent during the day. I think there are others but the one I know is at the south end of the Bio Science Instructional Facility which is the building sandwiched between LSF, Bio II and Noble Hall.