Night Blooming Cereus – Part 3 – IT BLOOMED!

This evening, after we had finished doing evening chores, I walked out on the sunporch and noticed that this long-awaited bloom was opening.  Greg had left to run an errand so I called him and told him that the Night Blooming Cereus bloom was opening.  Luckily, he was almost home.  When he got here he grabbed his camera and proceeded to take these pictures.  By that time the entire sunporch was fragrant with the [...] Continue Reading…

Night Blooming Cereus – Part 2

Update for the Night Blooming Cereus:  One bloom is approaching its opening
We're not sure how much longer it will be until it opens, but we will keep you posted.  If you miss this one, don't despair, there are four more small blooms in the making!

If you would like to see this exotic bloom in person, please leave a comment and I will e-mail you requesting your phone number and will call you when [...] Continue Reading…

Young Bloom on Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus

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Many years ago, Greg received a start from his Granny Epperson’s Night Blooming Cereus, which is a type of cactus (without the sharp needles) and, as it name indicates, blooms at night.  Greg remembers seeing his Granny’s bloom only once, and it was a big deal.  About 4 years ago, we put the Cereus and the Plumeria in the casita for winter.  We had lights on timers and heaters to keep them warm, as [...] Continue Reading…

Farm Updates

Spring is upon us once again and it is planting time at Hawkins Springs Farm.   We've had a few delays in getting the garden in due to the weather – rainy (but not complaining) and those last few cold blasts (complaining) which brought the temp down to as low as 26 degrees here in Ketchum, Oklahoma and even a dusting of snow about 10 days ago. . .  weird weather.
We have 6 rows [...] Continue Reading…

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