During Christmas 2004, my mom brought down some plant cuttings for me. Several types of begonias and a cactus.
But I don't like cactus. Doesn't my mom know me at all? :( Too prickly. Mom promised it'd be a really pretty flower.
So I potted it. Year after year, it grew bigger but still no flowers. Until I noticed two small buds at the end of March.
And then on the night of April 23, I noticed this bloom. Oh! It's a night-blooming cereus. And what a beauty!
Afraid it would be like my youngest uncle's Dutchman Pipe Cactus, which wilted by morning, I brought the flower inside to take more photos.
The next morning, it hadn't wilted yet. So I took more pictures during daylight.
The blooms lasted for almost two weeks. Amazing!
Then on May 7, the other bud bloomed. It was a striped peach color. Huh! Out of one plant? Even more amazing! But my mom said she stuck several cuttings into the pot, not sure which leaf would take, so it was more likely I have two types of flowers.
Youngest aunt then asked for cuttings too, but I told her to be patient because I didn't get blooms until half a decade had passed.
My oldest uncle has a fuchsia cereus and these blooms look a lot like dragon fruit flowers.
Other garden updates.
1 year ago today, Ga Hap Xi Dau (Vietnamese Soy Sauce-Steamed Chicken).
2 years ago today, May flowers - Double Delight roses, Lady Fairbanks roses climbing a trellis, cupflowers, leeks, strawberries, cereus, and a blue vase of sweet peas and roses.