This is a story we will never forget. One summer day a few years ago, a couple arrived at WhisperingPines carrying a very large clay pot with a plant of enormous leaves. We were a bit confused and curious as to why someone would bring a plant on a getaway. Well, this is the rest of the story.
There is a plant called ‘night blooming cirrus’. It blooms only one time a year and lasts only during the night. By morning the plant is shriveled up. Really, it’s true. They had this plant for several years and it never developed a bud for a bloom. Well, this particular year it did. You guessed it – this was probably the night it was going to open – and they were absolutely correct. Our lovely couple did not want to miss it. We understood completely and had them place the pot in a prominent spot in the great room for everyone to witness. They went out for dinner and returned just in the nick of time. Indeed, the flower opened in front of our eyes. It was amazing to see the bud open and expand to this incredibly beautiful and very large flower. All of us were in awe and sat by the flower for at least three hours. In the morning it was gone, with only a memory of how nature works its wonder.
I’ll look forward to seeing you soon,
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