Each year the Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts a “Weird Plant Sale” which I always try to attend.
I’m popping over there late this afternoon to see what fun plant I can find.
Years ago I bought a Night-blooming Cerus (Peniocereus greggii). It looks like a bunch of dead branches for most of the year but transforms itself in the summer by blooming on one night only. It is also called Queen of the Night or La Reina de la Noche. This plant is a type of cactus.
Ours bloomed Monday night. It has an exquisite but subtle scented flower that opens for one night only and then closes forever when the sun comes up in the morning. The scent of the flower attracts the Sphinx Moth which serves as the primary pollinator and sometimes a bat will visit.
Nature is certainly amazing; I hope your weekend is just as full of wonder!