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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blooms Wide Open

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Blooms are all the way open today on the cactus.
Hard color to photograph for me.
It should be a salmon color, appears pinkish on screen. 
It is an overcast sprinkling day, this is as good as it gets for now. 
Spring last year the cactus was new to the garden with only one bloom on the top.

When I speak of steroids, I refer to cactus fertilizer.
A few people were asking me about the steroids.
I use to use the dry sprinkle kind, but it makes the special soil look unnatural.
This time I used liquid, just enough to go around the base of the cactus.

This is the only cactus bought in the garden (by me), but is actually my husbands design of cactus from our other house, and his collection. 
Brief update is when we moved 3 years ago, I suddenly took interest with the cactus because of the blooms that I discovered were pretty interesting and enjoyable for me.
I began feeding them, my husband refers to them being harassed with steroids.
But it works, they are colorful, and he is fine with it actually.
Or so I think...


TexWisGirl said...

you and your hubby sound like quite the pair - a prickly pair (get it - prickly pear...) :)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful blooms!
It's to cold and wet here to grow cactuses.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Ellie said...

Oh that is a wonderful flower on that cactus. No wonder you are so taken with them. Beautiful!!!

Chatty Crone said...

Liquid gold! sandie

Samantha Andersen said...

Beautiful flower pictures. I am a flower power photo junkie. Some of my favorites are on my post Please drop by.
Have a wonderful Thursday.

PKB said...

The cactus blooms are gorgeous and you have captured them well. . .I will have to walk by with my camera!

Words Of Deliciousness said...

I love the cactus blooms, so pretty. I love your blog; you have so many great pictures.

Melanie said...

This is great. I've never seen such a gorgeous cactus bloom!

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

Wow they're gorgeous, and huge. Love the raindrops.. perfect!
Have a beautiful weekend, my friend!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. So pretty. I don't think I have ever seen one. Gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Love those pics of the cactus blooms, so pretty!...Enjoy your weekend!

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, gorgeous! Sadly, I have a black thumb. Love your blooms!

SweetMarie said...

Gorgeous blooms! Have a great weekend!

Sandra said...

thanks for the explanation, it is really working, stunning photos

Antonio Machado said...

Olá Jane,
Very beautiful pictures and flowers!
A big hug

psychelyn said...

It is a gorgeous bloom. I actually haven't seen cactus flower as big as this.

Anonymous said...

So this is what a cactus on steroids looks like... beautiful! I understand your frustration with photographing certain colors (mainly the red hues) I have been trying to photograph my red roses, but end up getting way too much glare.. reguardless of the time of day!

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful!

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

These are absolutely Gorgeous!