Monday, June 29, 2009

New Blooms and re-blooms and no blooms for Cactus Monday

New Blooms:
I didn't expect this little "Owl" cactus to bloom- I don't know why but I just didn't expect it. So when I happened to notice the other day that it was developing flowers I was very pleasantly surprised.

Re-Blooms:

My night bloomer keeps putting out buds, and about once a week I get a few flowers that open.


And the little peanut cactus doesn't seem to quit either- bloom after bloom after bloom.
No Blooms:
My "Fence-post" cactus may be getting babies but no blooms at all. I showed just the babies last week so here is the whole cactus. I keep wondering if I should cut the leaning part off, but then there are the two new babies on the tip of it. Advice anyone?

Happy Cactus Monday! May the week ahead bring rain to the desert!
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10 comments:

Teri C said...

Those night bloomers are so so gorgeous! All your cacti looks so happy, just growing and blooming away!!

HCM!!

Outside In said...

As usual beautiful cactus flowers, great photos! HCM!


-Cathy

marianne said...

Wow what fantastic blooms!
funny cactus with the twins!
HCM!

Julie said...

Love the white blooms! Well, the red ones too! Well...any cactus bloom, actually! LOL...Nice pics! Have a Happy Cactus Monday!

Claude said...

Pretty blooms you have there...

I would cut the fence post cactus off. Take the twins off the end, stick them in soil and they should root. The rest of the plant that's been trimmed off, either 1) cut into sections and stick in the ground, and they should root and send up new plants, or 2) lie the sections flat on the soil, half buried... they should send out roots all along the length of the 'Log' then send up new plants along the length. (not quickly, but cactus don't do much quickly... you should start seeing new growth in 3 to 6 months) Of course, you could just discard the trimmings, but I'm one of those gardeners who do things just to see what will happen...

Dee said...

Thank you all for your comments!
And what a wonderful idea Claude- I love it! I am going to do some surgery on that cactus- and take your advice with the body parts- maybe both ideas!

T said...

I know nothing about cacti, but I just love the look of your fence one!

The blooms are beautiful!

Diane C. said...

The night bloomer is so pretty, I like the points at the end of the petals. I'm looking forward to the rain too!

Deborah Godin said...

Oh my, you've outdone yourself with this post - what wonderful photos and intriguing/lovely cacti! That night bloomer almost looks like it's been crossed with some exotic bird!

yoon see said...

Wow! These are lovely!