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Witnessing a nocturnal blooming

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We compressed our dinner plans when Peter Rumora called because, after all, this happens only once a year. Mind you, Peter calls more often than that, but his Night-blooming Cereus puts on its showy spectacle just once every summer. The blooming occurs at nightfall on an evening in late June or early July, and it’s gone for good by daybreak. So we were grateful for the opportunity to witness this miracle of nature — just ...

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