Today I would like to show you some recent visitors to our garden. Grace planted some Moon Flowers along our fence and they finally showed their pretty faces!
This delightful vine, also known as the Evening Glory, grows rapidly and covers itself with huge six inch creamy-white flowers.
When most flowers are going to sleep for the night, the Moon Flower is just waking up.
They begin to swirl open in late afternoon and last only until morning's light.
As if the Moon Flower is not enchanting enough, these white trumpets glow in the moonlight all night long.
Filling the warm night with a sweet fragrance.
Perfect for those romantic midnight strolls. :0)
How pretty, Kelli! Have a lovely week. Love, Q
Those flowers are pretty. I'm going to have to try and find them to grow those.
they are lovely
That flowers smell wonderfull, my grandmother had some of these in her garden. We call them "Damas de Noche" (Night Ladies).
Is this the same as Evening primrose? We have been known to sit and watch Evening Primrose and declare to each other which bloom we thought would be the first, or next to open.
Sort of the night time version of morning glories, hu? How wonderful!
I forgot to say how lovely they are, and how fascinating. Thanks.
Those are so pretty! I've always wondered about these when I saw them in gardening books.
What pretty flowers!
they are postively gorgeous! Wow...
PS for Becky...I don't think it is the same as Evening Primrose. I believe that evening primrose is a smaller bright yellow flower. We had a bunch at our old house and even had strangers stop by to ask what they were.
these are beautiful. and once again, a flower i have no recollection of ever seeing. how could i never have seen such an interesting and pretty flower. thanks for sharing. you always inspire me to become a gardener.
These flowers look so fantastic, you can almost smell them.
Have a wonderful week, hugs, Britta
I have never seen anything like these!
Jan Karon has a beautiful book about the moonflower called the Trellis and the Seed that you might really enjoy. They are lovely.
Very lovely. Thank you for sharing! :)
They are gorgeous......
That is so cool!
Thanks for sharing
So pretty! Are they perennial?
Oh how very lovely! Though I fear if they were in my garden I might never see them ... at midnight I'm much more likely to be zonked out than strolling. ;o)
I've never seen a moonflower before, how very fascinating and such a beautiful flower! I can't get over how it glows in the moonlight, that is so neat!! xox
We have these lovely flowering vines growing in two different places in our yard. They are lovely. The only problem with them is they are so prolific that we have to pick up the droppings of the dead flowers almost every day.!!!
what a beautiful flower and to think it blooms while all the rest are sleeping....
Lovely, and so is that pretty moon photograph too.
Lovely! I've heard of them and seen photos before, but have never seen them in person. I would love to smell them. They look like they are doing very well!
Oh my! Grace has quite the green thumb! Those are beautiful. I love how their enchantment only beams in the moonlight.
My Mom always says, "nothing good happens after midnight!" I think I'll tell her to head over to Kelli's blog b/c you have proof otherwise :o)
I have never heard of these before! I can always count on learning something when I visit you, Kelli! Thank you!
What beautiful flowers!!
I have never heard of these before but they are are pretty! I can only imagine what they smell like!
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Those are really pretty. I've never heard of them before. How neat.
That is one of my favorite flowers. We plant them each year on my deck and they climb and swirl all around the entire thing. If someone could bottle that fragrance and sell it, they would be rich. My children have always been fascinated by the fact that the blooms only open at night.
They are beautiful! Wish I could come by and sniff them!
Beautiful... I had never heard of them...
That was so interesting, Kelli. The first flower looked like something to eat! lol What a neat little flower, glowing in the dark like that.
I had these in florida and loved them so much. haven't seen any in years. Beautiful!
What neat flowers and they are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.
Lovely! I'd love to have some of these around my place.
I enjoy moon flowers also - but they self seed readily, so you may have them showing up here and there throughout your garden - or you can try to keep them deadheaded! One summer I put little paper bags over every seed head and had plenty of seed to give away to friends and neighbours - but the paper bag thing looked a wee bit odd! Your pictures are lovely as always!
Oh, these are so pretty! Just beautiful.
What an enchanting flower!
Those are just beautiful!Wow!
So beautiful! Thanks for sharing
Moon Flowers are awesome. Up where we lived in Lake Kiowa a lady had a bush and shared pods with everyone. It seemed over the years, everyone had a Moon Flower plant in their yard because of her sharing. I wonder if they would like living in Florida.
What a beautiful flower. Great pictures.
Those are gorgeous, Kelli. Someone gave me seeds for Moon Flowers once but I never did plant them. Thank you for sharing!
That is so cool!!
How pretty! I had a package of seeds and never planted them. I didn't know they were so pretty though.
Oh Kelli, they're BEAUTIFUL :)
Very pretty :) I havent heard of those before.
I posted some fall foliage pics on my blog if you want to take a peek.
Have a great week :)
they're so pretty!
OH my....those are absolutely gorgeous! :D
Just beautiful!! I've always wanted to plant some, and now for sure will!
Those flowers are so pretty.
You are right they perfect for a little romantic stroll.
Oh how beautiful! I've never seen these and I'd certainly love to see them.
ooh la la
Oh wow! I believe you have REAL moon flowers! I have Daytura's, which are commonly called moon flowers, but are something entirely different. Yours look like the real thing, though. Lucky you!
Beautiful;) I had them once by my mailbox...now I have two seed pods that I hope to get opened and start plants for next year. Thanks for sharing, Kelli
Oh Kelli, I almost missed your wonderful moon flower, it's gorgous and I LOVE the picutres you took when it was already getting dark.
By the way, does it produce any seeds that you could share with me???
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