Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flowering Cactus in May!

This plant would be absolutely stunning at the holiday season, but blooms in April and May.  My friend from Cornell Institute for Biology Teacher Days, Rita, gave me a cutting of this plant a few years ago. Time passes and I do lose track of such events. After rooting the cutting, it was several years before a flower was produced. Well worth it, however!

Right now, there are over 20 magnificent blooms on the plant, each close to 4 inches in length.  I took these pictures with a macro lens and tripod during the afternoon light.  I think they look delicious!

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