Angie says, "When Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia, top photo above) is in flower, it's beautiful. When it's not, it's a knobby, scrawny, baldish looking thing. Kind of epitomizes the writer's life: feast or famine." Angela's garden also includes one flower that exemplifies her professional brand, Expect the Unexpected. "A night-blooming cereus blooms only once," Angie says, "and that in the middle of the night. I have two plants, but I missed the first plant’s bloom (the flowers always fade by sunrise) so the second night I sat outside on my back porch to snap this picture... The bud began to open around midnight, and was in full flower by three am. After that, I went to bed! My neighbors probably thought I was nuts, sitting outside, surrounded by flickering candles, with my notepad and my camera. But it was worth it!" Update: Angela's night-blooming cereus performed again in October 2008 (bottom photo) this time thoughtfully opening long before midnight.
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|Angie's office (and four-legged office companion)|
in her Florida home.