I've got a collection of trumpet shaped flowers. In the fragrant bed, there's datura, nicotiana, and four o'clocks. Last night, I watched as the second datura bloomed. Earlier in the day, the bloom began to elongate.
At 6:17pm, I noticed that the bloom was beginning to unfurl.
At 6:19pm, it began to open.
By 8:31pm, it released its fragrance.
The Four O'clocks behave similarly, blooming late in the evening.
There are zinnias, cosmos, pineapple sage, and perilla here too. I remember planting rudbeckia seedlings right after I finished spreading horse manure. So far, only white flowers have bloomed in this bed. In a few months, I'll be moving the "Easter lilies" from the backyard to this little corner.
Other trumpet shaped blooms have appeared without my assistance. On the front slope, a variety of Ruellia pops up every year.
Brugmansia, daylilies, petunias, squash, and cucumbers all have trumpet shaped blooms and blossoms.
It's 59 degrees. The humidity level has decreased. Today's high will be in the mid-80s. No rain.