It takes one minute from beginning for moon flowers to pop open in the late afternoon. They release a hypnotic scent. Then, after a night out, when the first rays of sun hit them, they collapse even more than the evening shower made these go!
I also have a variety of amaryllis that is nocturnal. These opened up in the evening and by midday were spent, the unopened two took over the next day. Now, the stem needs cut just like in the north, where amaryllis bulbs, usually red flowers, are sold for holiday giving.
Oh, next to the amaryllis is where my poinsettias are. Looks like I'll have to find a big pot for all the growing they've done so far. I have to look up the abuse I have to give them to make them bloom. I think it's light deprivation followed by full sun.
There's always something goin on in the garden. This morning's eggs will be with chilis and a little mint, both from the garden!