Tropicals forum: Datura Innoxia Night Shot

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 26, 2014 7:15 PM CST
All the bushes are loaded with buds at varying stages and every night multiple blooms are open.



FYI - I decreased the strength of the flash by 60% so I was able to get details of the blooms .. most digital cameras, except for the very basic have the ability to change the strength of the flash. Comes in handy for white flowers at night.

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Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Jun 26, 2014 7:33 PM CST
Gorgeous picture, Anne. They look very silky . .. Still smell skunky?? Angel
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 26, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Thanks! Yeah .. nasty skunky smell - pretty though, from a respectable distance!
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 26, 2014 9:54 PM CST

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Stunning. Does someone have a dry sense of humor here? Devil's Trumpet (Datura innoxia 'Evening Fragrance')
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 26, 2014 9:58 PM CST
Evan, Datura and Brugmansia have very distinct smells/fragrances of which you either love it or hate it .. I'm one of the haters.
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 26, 2014 10:04 PM CST

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If you can only time it to bloom with your konjac. Big Grin
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 26, 2014 10:12 PM CST
Ack .. no! Actually I noticed a baby konjac in the datura picture .. did you see that?
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Jun 26, 2014 10:35 PM CST

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I missed it completely, cute. An S. venosum tuber was getting ready to bloom this winter so I potted it up, with some old mix I guess and a wee bitty konjac popped up in the pot. Never stick you're nose in a venosum bloom! It's not strong but blagh...
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 27, 2014 7:50 AM CST
I've got wee bitty konjacks popping up everywhere in pots ... that's what happens when you reuse soil.
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Name: Imaeus
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Imaeus
Jun 29, 2014 4:59 AM CST
Ooh, my datura is going to bloom tonight, its her first flower since november. I brought her inside to over winter her this past year. So excited.





Two photos from an hour ago when I got home from work.

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She started opening more and then I came back to it and she popped open.

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Last picture before it's too dark.
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11 in the morning and she is still open.

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 29, 2014 6:20 AM CST
That first bloom is always exciting! Looks great!
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jun 29, 2014 7:20 AM CST

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Beautiful night shot, Anne. I take it you don't have pesky teenagers in your neighborhood looking for something to smoke! Whistling
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Jun 29, 2014 7:58 AM CST
Lol .. actually I do have teenagers running around the neighborhood but I don't think they know what it is and I'm very diligent about cutting off spent blooms in late morning.
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Jun 29, 2014 9:16 AM CST

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