I was fortunate to pick up this cactus for a couple of dollars at a garage sale. The lady told me she didn't know how to look after it. Well she must have been doing something right because it bloomed today.
It is still in the pot, in which it came, because I could see flower buds forming and I didn't want to disturb it by repotting. I will do this as soon as it finishes flowering. Although the flower is a paler yellow I think it may be the same as the cactus as the one I have growing in the front gravel. If so then it is a native cactus to the Edward's Plateau. The flowering of the potted cactus gave me reason to go out and check this one. It was flowering too. In fact I had already missed some of the flowers.
A solitary one nearby was also flowering.
I also have this cactus which I bought at the recent cactus and succulent sale. Who could resist the cherry red flower of Gymnocalcyium baldianum.
Of course the prickly pears are flowering sending out one or two new blooms each day.
I hope to pick enough of their fruits, this fall, to make prickly pear syrup.
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