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On December 21, 2010 at 11:18 PM
I love flowers and after seeing this one it is now my new favorite. Thank you for sharing it!!
On November 9, 2010 at 4:15 PM
Way back when, when I was in college, had this eccentric neighbor who
never talked. He COULD talk, I heard him say a few words one time.
My wife and I would wave when ever we saw him in the yard, sometimes
he would wave back, most of the time he wouldn’t.
His yard was a jungle! Trees, tall, tall shrubbery, many flowers; so
coming up the street, would see his yard as an oasis in the midst of
One night about midnite, there was a knock on the door. I got up to
answer, it was him, never said a word, just gestured, come on!
Wife up by this time, we followed him over to his house. Walked up
thru the tunnel of shrubbery along his front walk, it was like the
Adams family house. Get to the porch and there’s this beautiful
flower, one huge bloom, about 10″ diameter. Absolutely incredible.
The neighbor is standing there with huge grin on his face. I guess
he had no one else to show it to except us. He said just 3 words,
“nite bloom jasmine.”
It looked exactly like the one you show but I didn’t get an idea
of size from your pics. Is 10″ dia about right?
Thanks for showing your pictures, I just remembered that the old man also told us the flower only
blooms once every few years. He said, only bloom few years.
by Jack Turner
On November 8, 2010 at 7:43 PM
I have about 5 of these plants that were given to me by villagers in rural Chiapas, Mexico. I did not even know they bloomed or what the name of them was! What month do yours bloom?
Thank you for the education.
admin Reply:November 8th, 2010 at 9:58 PM
Jack, It just bloomed—the night before I posted the pictures. You are so lucky to have five of them—enjoy!!
by by dawn
On November 7, 2010 at 11:02 PM
Oh Miriam I was very excited watching the wounderful show
it was almost like I was standing there with you watching
it open just Beauitful.
I’m going to Dedicate this Flower to my Dear Siser Inlaw
Sharon who pass away August 16 2010 once again to Lung Cancer.
On November 7, 2010 at 9:39 PM
I’m curious as to the pollinator(s) of this flower. More googling for me.
Lovely shots and clearly an exciting time.
by G N BHASKAR
On November 7, 2010 at 6:09 PM
Here we call it ‘The Star of Bethlehem’ as it flowers generally in December and close to 25 Dec. . Around midnight it blooms fully.
We had one at home. Due to very hot summers and construction work, we lost it.
I dedicate it to all those who died fighting against the scourge of terrorism.
May peace prevail all over.
G N B
On November 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM
Read a book not to long ago that told the story of a festival when these flowers bloomed at night, of course it involved a murder and it was a good story, unfortunately i dont remember the name of the book (another senior moment) pictures were great.
so beautiful…dedicating to my beloved friend, Wayne Martin Adams…Wayne lost his fight with lung cancer on October 15th this year…and yes, Miriam…Dale lives on every day…love your photos!
by brendasue watson
On November 7, 2010 at 11:33 AM
This bloom has a way of sneaking up on you! One of my favorite flowers. I dedicate this wonderful flower to the memory of my friend Benny Miller who we lost to lung cancer. Thank you, Miriam for this lovely site to dedicate flowers to those we lost to cancer. Your sister lives on! Many blessings.
On November 7, 2010 at 9:20 AM
What a shame that such a beautiful flower lives such a short life. I wonder why some flowers lasts a week or more while others ony hours.
by Tara Lain
On November 7, 2010 at 8:52 AM
My husband says it’s like Pandora where the flowers come out at night and have their own light. So i dedicate this beautiful flower to him, special, beloved person that he is. I have heard of the the night-blooming cereus my whole life. This is the first one i’ve ever seen Thank you so much for the experience. : )
by walt Kaiser
On November 7, 2010 at 1:49 AM