Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Bishop for Bloomin' Tuesday!

Since it has been hotter and drier than normal in Tucson it has been depressing waiting for rain that does not seem to come. However even with the higher temps, and little rain, many of my cacti continue to put out blooms. I have these cacti in a semi shaded area, so they get filtered sun most of the day with a little direct sun in the afternoon. I happened to catch my ever-blooming Bishops Cap the other day putting out a lovely little bloom!





Late afternoon the flower closed up- gaining a lovely peach shade to the petals.



Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! To see other amazing blooms from around the world please visit Ms. Green Thumb Jean's and join in yourself!

11 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

I think that is the most charming color pink I've ever seen, and a sweet little plant. I'm going to look and see if my local greenhouse has a little one in a pot for my northern porch!

Grammy said...

What awesome blooms. I is so amazing to see them. I will send you some rain. It is raining again her in Missouri.And we have had way more than our fair share this year.

Carla said...

Sorry about your lack of rain, the east coast is getting your share this year. What a darling plant and bloom, thank you for sharing the progressive photos:)

Teri C said...

Sweet capture!! This little cactus sure has the perfect name!

Claude said...

And here in Texas it rained every day last week. I'm having to watch my cacti to make sure that rot isn't fixin to set in... Thankfully, we've had a couple of dry days since.

Wonderful bloom on the bishops cap... I've been thinking of getting one of these.

Jean said...

Love this! Great photos . I fell like I was right there watching it bloom. Interesting look to the cactus. Jean

jenn said...

How long is the time frame from first photo to last? Such a brief period, the cactus flower!

PAK ART said...

That's beautiful. I think I would like cactus if I lived down there.

Julie said...

This was so cool to see the whole progression of the bloom!!! Thanks for showing...I have never had a Bishop's Cap before...maybe I should order one! Very cool!!!

Aiyana said...

I really love the peachy color as the blossom is closing. My nice specimen was uprooted by the tree trimming crew, who accidentally kicked it and broke off all its roots. It eventually dried up. Mine was a pale lemon yellow flower--yours is even lighter. Funny how different they can be--depending on soil as much as species.
Aiyana

Dee said...

Thanks everyone for your comments!
Jen: the pictures were actually taken over 2 days. The first day the flower opened but not a full spread and the stamens remained curled, and then the second day I went out to discover it full open- that is the picture where it looks almost white. The rest were taken that same afternoon as it closed up.