On Friday, August 22, 2014 the night blooming cereus hedge was loaded with buds.
This summer has been wet so the blooms have not been as regular or as intense as last year. But, from what I saw on Friday, there may be a great night blooming cereus show at Punahou School this weekend.
Saturday or Sunday night? That subject was one of great debate between me and my companion. I don’t want to lead you in the wrong direction so I will swing by to see how things look on Saturday afternoon. I’ll let you know what things look like then.
While in bloom the flowers are usually out by 10-11 p.m. A late night event? Well, yes. As the name says, they are NIGHT bloomers after all. If you can’t make it during the evening, the flowers will start closing at sunrise but will stay beautiful until around 11 a.m.
Here’s to balmy summer nights this weekend!
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2014: Just a few blooms tonight. Check back for tomorrow’s prediction.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24, 2014: Looks like the big bloom will be tomorrow night. The hedge is loaded!!
MONDAY, AUGUST 25, 2014: Rainy night but only a couple of blooms.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2014: Small groupings of blooms but the vast majority of the buds are still there. Saw one group of visitors checking them out. Balmy night. Hoping for more blooms but thinking that the best may be on Thursday night.
The bloom was on August 28, 2014. Click here for photos of what happened that night.