Monday, April 20, 2009

Gymnocalycium- putting on a show for Cactus Monday

This cactus is called a Gymnocalycium baldianum. The blooms start out red with brownish tones, and as they age the blooms turn more of a pink color.


Head on over to Teri's Painted Daisies and join in the prickly posting on this fine Cactus Monday.

13 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

Cactus flowers often look so improbable to me - bright papery starbursts of color on those spiny knobby plants! They always make me smile!

Diane C. said...

That is delightful how the flower changes color. I don't think I've ever seen that kind of cactus. Very cool, Happy Cactus Monday!

yoon see said...

Love both views but I particularly love the bird eye's view. The blossoms look so much closer in details now.
The colours are accented red pink finished and it's so attractive:)
Happy Cactus Monday dear dee:)

Lynn said...

Very pretty cacti...nice to meet you here.

deepazartz said...

Beautiful! Everyone seems to be in love with the blooms:)
HCM!

To see my cactus bloom...visit:
http://deepazworld.blogspot.com/2009/04/blog-post_19.html

Teri C said...

These are so beautiful! Nothing better than a cactus flower!!

HCM!

studio lolo said...

Really beautiful photos! Your love of all things botanical really shows :)

HCM!!

Pouty Lips said...

Your header is fabulous! HCM!

Margaret Ann said...

What gorgeous specimens...so luscious in color! HCM fellow cacuteer! :)

Julie said...

How gorgeous!!! Very Happy Cactus Monday to you, Dee!

Flying Colors said...

Fabulous Blooms!
Happy Cactus Monday to You! Just Incredible!

Aiyana said...

Gymnocalycium baldianum is my favorite Gymno. My cactus has just started to form buds, so you're way ahead of me. I do have a couple more Gymnocalycium species closer to blooming. I love the G. baldianum because it continually blooms from late April into September.
Aiyana

marianne said...

Beautiful pictures thanks!
HBCM!