Moon Flowers

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Moon Flowers

Postby Sam » Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:47 am

Had to share these from my parents garden. Please cross fingers for thumbnails!!!

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Will keep trying and then add the other photos. Any hints greatly appreciated!!!!!
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Postby Sam » Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:11 am

Here's a small series as the evening progressed:

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And the next morning:

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And finally, as our daughter would call it, downhearted:

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Such a shame the flowers don't last. At least we knew the 5 were coming out and Dad had the camera ready - and was will to sit up half the night to take the photos.
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Postby Luzy » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:09 pm

Sam - WOW!!! What an amazing series of photos! (Y) :D

Please tell us more about Moon Flowers - it all looks sensational. The tree (palm?) is a fantastic background - I just love the diversity that different areas can add to a garden.

Very beautiful - it's got to be worth waiting for those flowers. :D Thanks for sharing!

(But sorry, the thumbnails didn't work for me :( )
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Postby Pam » Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:33 pm

Great pics Sam, but as Luzy said, no thumbnails!
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Postby Sam » Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:38 pm

The thumbnails failed me - somehow I just managed small photos.

They're actually called a "midnight cactus" - literally only flower at night. You just have to notice the buds and then sit up and wait for them.

My mother was really excited to have 5 come out in the same night. She wasn't overly happy when telling her sister about them, who commented that she'd been for a walk that morning and seen one tree with 30 looking that way!
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Postby Marrion » Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:42 am

The photos look gorgeous, Sam, any chance of posting them a bit larger for my old eyes? :lol: :lol:
Didn't have much luck with my thumbnail attempt either :(
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Postby Pam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:57 am

Sam, I've just had a look at the page source, and there is no coding there to create thumbnails - just the pics that we see.
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Postby Sam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 9:57 am

I'll give it a go when I get a chance. They uploaded okay, but then seemed to shrink.
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Postby Pam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:00 am

Sam, can you give the location where you have them stored? I can't seem to get a page to open with them on it.
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Postby Sam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:01 am

Pam,

Could you start a thread with really (and I mean REALLY) detailed instructions on how to post thumbnails?

I'm on dial-up and am conscious of how long it can take to download the larger images and I'm sure others are, as well.

Would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

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Postby Sam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:04 am

have just e-mailed it to you.

thanks!
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Postby Pam » Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:09 am

Will do Sam. but have to go out shortly, so will get back to it later.
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Postby Marrion » Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:29 pm

Would like the instructions too, Pam, please.
Instead of a thumbnail all I get posted is a box with "creating thumbnail" on it, when I click on that it does bring up the large image just the same as a thumbnail does but something is not quite right :(
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Postby sunraysia1 » Wed Feb 15, 2006 1:23 pm

I have a plant up a tree like yours and mine is called "Queen of the night" or night blooming cereus
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Postby Lea » Sat Feb 18, 2006 1:00 am

They're incredible, Sam 8)
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