It is worth the once a year show. The claret cup cactus, Echinocereus coccineus, has a bloom that shines like a ruby jewel in the garden.
Unlike many delicate petaled cactus flowers, this one last several days. The first ones to bloom are in the sunken garden but this year the big show will be in the front courtyard. I counted no less than 20 buds. I can't wait for the show.
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