Tropicals forum: Grand Opening Tonight!

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 5:01 PM CST
The first Datura, Evening Fragrance is opening tonight! Last night was a full moon so hopefully the clouds will dissipate soon so I can shoot some moonlight pictures.



In photographing this flower I had an epiphany. This was the first time I had really seen a truly white flower probably over 20 years. The cataracts in both eyes were so bad that they literally tinted everything yellow and I didn't have a clue the color shift was so dramatic until I had the first eye done. I had both eyes done a while back and the novelty of true colors and clarity still hasn't worn off.
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OldGardener
Jun 14, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Gorgeous!!!!!!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 14, 2014 5:05 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! My Datura is a mere 12" tall. I can only hope to have a single blossom as pretty as yours, Anne. I can't wait to see it fully open. I hope you catch it!
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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 14, 2014 5:19 PM CST
@xeramtheum That is a very gratifying post. I am so glad you can see it so well.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 5:57 PM CST
Thank you Dave.

Cheryl, like most plants in the Solanaceae Family of plants, they like lots and lots of food and grow fast when well fed. I don't think you can over feed a Datura or Brugmansia.
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Name: Jonna
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extranjera
Jun 14, 2014 6:30 PM CST
that 2nd picture is fantastic!! and the white is blinding. so glad you can see it now, that's wonderful.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 6:34 PM CST
Thanks! I missed the initial opening as I was on the phone. It's opening fast. I sure hope the clouds go away later!



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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jun 14, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Stunning!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 6:54 PM CST
Last picture with available light. It's grainy because I was set at 1000 ASA. If the moon does come out, I'll post more.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 15, 2014 11:25 AM CST
Lovely, Anne. I'll bet the perfume is wonderful too.
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 15, 2014 11:26 AM CST
Thanks .. with datura and brugs you either love the smell or hate it .. I'm one of the haters - don't know why .. smells like skunk to me.
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Swayback
Jun 20, 2014 10:36 AM CST
Xeramtheum said:Thanks .. with datura and brugs you either love the smell or hate it .. I'm one of the haters - don't know why .. smells like skunk to me.


I like daturas smell!

Asiatic lilies on the other...ack...they're so stinky!

I know why I hate it tho, years of selling them!

Try loadin a few hundred blooming lilies in a box truck, close it down all night, then after 4 hours of sleep, stagger to the truck at 5am...

It's the longest ride to town you can imagine!
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