Monday, August 29, 2011

Full Moon and Fragrant

The first moon flower of the season opened last week. One of the best floral fragrances around, I noticed it is quite similar to Acidanthera, also now blooming:
While walking through a nearby neighborhood Friday night, I spotted a huge white fragrant night-blooming shrub. It was not the night blooming Cereus that I first guessed. I must walk by in daytime and try to chat up the owners. I am now thinking it is Datura inoxia (not the more common angel's trumpet). That one is quite poisonous, so maybe it would be better potted, but their specimen was huge.
I've always wanted a "moon garden" full of silvery and white fragrant plants, perfect for the patio. A project for next year!

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