Greetings and Holykisses,
Certain flowers bloom at different times of day. Morning glories love... "morning!" Other flowers like Rose of sharon, bloom during the day, and as evening approaches, they begin to close up. But....
My favorite night time flowers are these Angel Trumpets.
If you've never grown them before; the plants get big; more like a bush.
And the flowers are huge! Mine are the traditional white ones although they come in other colors as well. I love the white ones because they stand out in the dark.
Going out in the garden at night when the Angel trumpets are blooming profusely is one of my very favorite things to do. The temperature is cooler at night and I love to sit in a lawn chair, inhaling the sweet fragrance of all the flowers while watching the stars.
And there's another thing I love to do....
Chase hummingbird moths!
I'm not thee only one who loves the angel trumpets. (We actually call them Moonflowers even though there's another flower called Moonflowers.) -- But the hummingbird moths also love the moonflowers.
I'll never forget the very first one I ever saw! They're really big and for the most part, not that afraid of people. They're intent on feeding and go from flower to flower ... dining by moonlight.
They will go all the way down into a big blossom.
And then you can actually cup your hand over the opening and easily catch them. See the edge of the wing? I could have caught this one, but had my camera in my other hand.
We have several places in our yard and the garden with angel trumpets growing. Last night I was skipping from one end of my garden to thee other chasing moths. It's great fun!
The stillness of the night is awesome!
Our garden is thriving right now. We've had rain when many other people have not. There are tons of zinnias, cosmos, bachelor buttons, forget me nots, black eyed susans, and purple coneflowers bloooming. Not long ago, I stopped plucking the morning glory seedlings that spring up and just let them have their way. So about the time when everything else is done blooming; the morning glorys take center stage.
Until then, ... I enjoy the moonflowers. And so do the moths!
They're both incredible!
A gift from God.
We played in the moonlight until Merry Pearl rained on the parade.
Once she discovered the moths; that pretty well ended my little moonlit photo shoot.
She followed me everywhere I went and as soon as those moth wings started fluttering inside a flower she started pouncing on them. Tonight; I don't think we'll invite her!
Just wanted to share our garden with you when Mr. Moon comes out.
Have a wonderful day!
I'm going to go string up all the twinkle lights in the garden today.
I hope you'll visit the shed again soon!
Smoochy holykisses xoxo