It isn't quite the performance of June 6th 2012, but I see there are more buds developing so the next show should be better. Certainly worth the wait.
Close by was another budding cactus. By 1pm its bloom was opened and the Echinopsis had closed. Quite a symphony.
It was then that I spotted something I didn't like to see. Scale had invaded this poor cactus. This is not going to be easy. The plant is going into isolation so the scale do not spread to others. You can read all about diseases of cactus and their treatment here.
All the buds on the balloon cactus, Notocactus magnificus, opened today.
Monday held some good and some not so good observations.