It was a long weekend of gardening for me. I spending many hours on Saturday getting things ready for Sunday's tour, then it was a long, humid day showing the garden yesterday. We had 75-100 people visit, and it was fun!
I'm just a little bit tired of the garden right now (and tired in general) so a long post is not what you get today. Instead you get to see the cactus blooms that I almost missed!
I hadn't been paying attention to the cactus bed lately, thinking that all of the excitement was done for the year -- the Opuntias had finished blooming, all of the new pads had grown. Luckily I needed to survey every corner of the garden for this tour, as I saw these:
Does this help anybody ID this cactus? Remember that this is one of them that I grew from seed, so don't have any idea what it is.
It's the largest of the "round" cactus that I'm growing, a bit smaller than a baseball.
Apparently I missed the first of the three blooms, and these two did not open again the next day. Do they last only a single day, or did I just barely catch the end of a multiple-day blooming session?
This is really very exciting for me!