Thursday, May 21, 2009

Little cactus finally blooms

Here is Pearl waiting patiently along with us for this little gymnocalycium cactus to bloom. Yikes, it's had buds for the past six weeks or so, and had been 'threatening' to open its buds for days now! You can see the early appearance of the buds in my April 13th post.

Today we were finally treated to the open blooms! Very pretty pale peachy pink flowers, with a faint sweet scent if you smell them up close. So lovely! The delicate shell-like color is wonderful against the blue-green of the cactus and the red of the spines. Hopefully we will be able to enjoy the coming blooms for at least a week to come. Click on the pictures to enlarge them in full detail...

1 comment:

  1. what beautiful flowers! none of my cacti have ever bloomed