It didn't do very well, in spite of fertilizer and plenty of water, and grew one scraggly vine up the trellis with very few leaves, let alone signs of blooming.
I kept looking for buds. Nothing. Then one day two big buds appeared that had not been there when I watered it the day before. By late the same afternoon ...
the biggest bud began to unfurl in the
brightest white ruffles.
Within a couple hours ...
as the sun was setting, the blossom had opened to nearly the size of my hand.
By the dawn the next day, the flower had shriveled and died, and there were seven more buds! One of them opened the very next night. We've have a little break now, but the rest should be opening on the next few nights. And ... it's the full moon! Maybe I'll get a shot like Gram's if I'm lucky!
If I do, I'll be OVER THE MOON! (Sorry, I couldn't stop myself.)