By Mary Friedel-Hunt
So there we sat, about 10 of us at 11:30 p.m. on a warm Saturday night in August. Some drank lemonade while others enjoyed a gin and tonic as we chatted quietly and watched an unusual plant open. The night-blooming cereus begins to open its blooms once a year at about 9:30 p.m. on an August evening. This friend’s plant had five blossoms this year and the fragrance, delicate and unique, filled the room.
Since it is not entirely clear just when the flowers will open, we were put on alert for a