Thursday, November 27, 2008

Lady of the night

This plant has tiny white flowers, and little orangy fruits. You can smell the scent miles away. The Chinese name is seven mile flower. The flowers will start blooming only at mid night.

The lady of the night isn't a good name. It is given with the connotation of a woman with the oldest profession in the world. She smells nice and comes out only at night.

Usually in Malaysia and Singapore, this is grown as a hedge, as it provides good privacy. I stole cuttings from the road side. We had a good discussion among gardeners and non gardeners alike. A friend joked that the plant can be used as a signboard advertising the madam inside.

***From a reader: I like the ad., about the 7 mile flower.***

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