For as long as I remember, Four o’Clocks have been among my favourite flowers.

My Mom always had a Four O’Clock hedge in front of her home, and I remember how vibrant these late-day blooms were as the sun began to set.

On my early morning walk today, I came across a bed of these lovelies blooming as the sun was rising and it made me smile at the thought of how wonderful it would be if they bloom from sundown to sun up.

“The earth laughs in flowers.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson