Warm summer nights are here, and with them many night-blooming flowers. Most of these are white and fragrant, presumably because these are traits that help attract nocturnal moths. Further catering to the months, a few are also long and tubular, perfectly adapted to moth proboscises.
Jimson weed (Datura stramonium) - several of these have popped up on the new strip of land that has been added to our garden as a result of the new sidewalks we got this spring
Abyssinian gladiolus (Gladiolus murielae)
Sweet four o'clock (Mirabilis longiflora)
Woodland tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)
'Old Fashioned Vining' petunias - these also come in various shades of pink and purple, but the white-flowered plants are usually the most vigorous and all of them are particularly fragrant at night
In the sun room, Epiphyllum strictum is blooming away
More colors and lots of green to follow soon...