Well, sultry summer nights have already settled in and it isn't even summer yet! It's 95 outside just after 10:30pm this evening. And with these sultry summer nights come the deep, thick fragrances of the night bloomers.
The Datura has begun to bloom and fill the garden with its intoxicating scent:
I'm still waiting for the tuberose and the abyssinian glads to bloom to add to the perfumery the garden becomes at night, but while I am waiting for those to bloom, the Moonflower has just began to bloom. It does LOVE the heat and really takes off once the nights are warm and humid. I so love this vine! It is just gorgeous with those big velvety-white flowers and the gardenia-esque scent:
Notice the gecko in the background there? He thinks he's safe hiding out on the porch and stuffing his face with moths, but danger lurks just above him:
I found this guy literally hanging out looking for yummy little gecko snacks to munch on. Yum.