The weather here has been quite warm- in the 70s during the day and the low 40s at night. It really does feel like Spring is here, and although I know it can, and probably will get cold again, and we could even have some nights that dip down to freezing, Spring really is pretty close here in Arizona. I have had a few plants die back even though I've been covering many of them on the coldest nights. However I do have a few blooming things along with the dead and brown!
The Mammillaria (muehlenpfordtii) cactus seems to do really well with the sunshine we've been having and her ring of flowers pops out beautifully in the afternoons. There are a few flowers a little lower and the smaller heads on the plant are showing flowers coming up as well.
The little "Thimble Cactus" is also still blooming with the old blooms turning into tiny red fruits- at least I think that is what they are. They are visible on the little cactus in the back of this clump of three.
This "living rock" plant has me on pins and needles wondering if the odd little protusion is going to be a bloom. I've seen pictures of these when they bloom and they are awesome so I am especially anxious to see if mine is going to bloom.
This little "Black Tree" , (Aeonium, arboreum var) is one of my favorite little succulants. It just glows in the sunshine.
And more Pansies- tiny ones this time. I love the orange and purple color combination. I am getting quite a collection of dried pansy blooms now.