One day, a year ago or so, a man turned up at my office and asked if he could clean our windows. He said he would clean the windows inside and out for $10.00, and he would do it twice a month. I not only liked the idea that I would not have to clean the windows but I loved the idea of a guy and his wife getting a boots on the ground business started. I happily accepted and he has been cleaning our windows twice a month since then.
He also shares my passion for gardening and pets and we often discuss both as he is cleaning the windows. Recently he asked me if I had any Moon Flowers in my garden and I told him no. I also told him that I knew what they were because I had listened to a local radio station and a man on there announced to everyone that he had Moon Flowers blooming and anyone with a lawn chair and an hour or so was welcome to come out to his yard and watch them blooming. I was fascinated. I Googled it of course and was blown away by the way these flowers bloom.
So Frank my window cleaner said that his Mom had a ton of Moon Flowers in her garden and he would be happy to gift me one. Last week I came back from court and there was a large pot with a plant in it outside my office door. I brought it home and put it with the other containers in my driveway and promptly forgot about it. This morning I noticed that it had bloomed overnight and realized that this evening I had to be out there to see it happening. Frank had told me that I needed to look for an “Okra looking thing” on the stem, which would then become a bloom. I noticed one this evening while taking out the trash and went inside to get my Bloggie recorder. By the time I had got back outside the thing had bloomed. There was another bud that looked like a likely candidate so I sat there in the driveway with my Bloggie and waited.
I have to say I was blown away. I had heard about these things but I never thought that they would live up to expectations. I was completely and utterly wrong. They really do bloom in front of your eyes in real time. It is amazing. I would love to show you my Bloggie video that I took this evening but unfortunately my computer and my Bloggie are having a falling out right now so it is not possible. I will however link to this, which is exactly what I witnessed this evening.
If you have never witnessed a Moon Flower opening I urge you to do so, it is truly a sight to behold.