Thursday, June 11, 2009

June: Time to get Cereus

It was the big banquet dinner on Friday night at the Garden Bloggers' Spring Fling. I'd been thinking about Carol from May Dreams Gardens and her night-blooming cereus plants all day. She had said the first three people to tell her the Secret Phrase would take a plant home! I was in agonies. How could I possibly receive one of these coveted plants when I was at work all day?! But then Carol, after dinner, miraculously holds up one of the plants and says to the room in general, "Does anyone want this?" I confess I may have embarrassed myself by jumping up and down but acting 8 years old sometimes pays off and this crazy charmer is now living in my dining room. I'm praying to the patron saint of houseplants to keep it alive and happy so I can 1) not disappoint Carol and 2) actually see it bloom one of these years. Carol, thank you!!!!


Here's some inspiration for it from Garfield Park:


Cathy S. said...

Very Nice! I would jump up and down too..

Carol Michel said...

It looks great, so at home in that nice pot. I love giving the cereus plants to those who will love and appreciate them. I'm sure it will do well for you and one day bloom!

Carol, May Dreams Gardens

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Ah, so *that's* what those things were. I admit to not being a houseplant person.

Chicago Garden said...

Haha! I saw you jumping up and down and thought to myself "she REALLY want that plant" believe I even started waving and yelling to draw attention to you jumping up and down.

It was hilarious now that I think of it.

MrBrownThumb @ Chicago Garden

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Good luck with it. I declined one as I know I would have killed it, and I just couldn't face Carol after that.

garden girl said...

I completely missed that somehow. I'm so glad you got one. Carol is such a sweetheart!

MA said...

Hi Diane! I put my Bayless photos up on my blog, They are on my Picasa Web album as well.