Watching the birds and tending my patch of the Sonoran Desert
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This unnamed cactus was the subject of my first blog posting, almost a year ago. It was left to me by the previous home owners and has grown a good deal in those few years. It put out the first bloom of the season last night. Even after a year of being exposed to all kinds of cacti, this unnamed one is still my favorite. Maybe because it is night blooming which seems so exotic to me, or maybe it is just the beautiful, incredibly large blooms. Either way here she is- first time this year!
Early morning before the bloom...closed up bud.
Mid afternoon- just starting to loosen up and get ready for the big night out!
Close to sundown- almost ready for the show.
8 PM- Open for the night insect business:
And early the next morning-- still open but not for long.
This cactus has at least 9 other buds in progress so I have plenty more night blooms to look forward to. I would love to add other night bloomers to my collection but I don't run across many labeled that way.