Tuesday, September 18, 2007


CESTRUM NOCTURNUM (Dame de Noche).

11.30 p.m. and just popped out to call the cats in and the perfume hit me, 15 metres away! I cut it down hard 2 months ago after its earlier flowering - and here it is again. Fantastic. And in the USA, they call it an invasive weed.

4 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

One gardener's weed is another gardener's joy! Pity I can't smell it. It's a good thing that Yin and Yang were outside, otherwise you would perhaps have missed it.

BTW on Bliss we're going walkies, want to come? Wear sensible shoes as it is quite a walk. ;-)

Nicole said...

Oh, I can imagine how intoxicating the fragrance is. That's many Caribbean gardeners favorite scented flower. We also love to cut a sprig to bring inside in a vase. Waiting for mine to get another flush.

mmw said...

Funny, we just got our first fall storm in Northern California, which is usually lumped together (climatically) with an undifferentiated "Mediterranean". Southern California, which is probably closer to you in temperature, gets their rain even later.

ladyluz said...

Thanks for your comments, my lovelies.

Here we are, a month later, and it's still sending out new blooms. The smell is intoxicating and I took your hint, Nicole, and put some in a little glass on my desk in the evening.....heaven.

I'm concentrating on the winter veg now so am very busy in the garden.