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One of the many flower buds on my prickly pear cactus. Soon this bud will be a beautiful yellow flower. Each flower only blooms for a couple of days. On the first day it is yellow, by the second day it has turned a pink/peach color, and on the third day it is already wilted.

8 responses

  1. doreen3boys

    Man, everyone is just rubbing it int that I don’t have a maro, lol!! You’re so knowledgeable about plants…….I’m assuming 1st the love of plants then the macro??? How many plants do you have in your house? And of course, you have to share a pic of the flower!

    14. May, 2008 at 06:05

  2. Not rubbing it in at all… it’s just the lens I have on my camera most of the time (off the soccer fields).
    And, I’m not knowledgeable about plants either, I just know what some of them are. I only know the cactus blooms for a couple of days, because it’s in my yard 😉 And yes, I will definitely have a picture of the flower! Hopefully at least one of them will bloom before we leave for vacation.
    How many plants to I have in my house? Off to count… 11. That includes a couple of half-dead ones and the pots with the daisies. I killed the forget-me-nots 😦 They had some kind of little bugs on the leaves and I guess the plants didn’t like the bug spray I sprayed them with 😦

    14. May, 2008 at 06:41

  3. photographybycheryl

    you have 11 more plants than me… I am so not a plant/garden person, although I love flowers .

    14. May, 2008 at 13:40

  4. Same here, Cheryl. I forget to water my plants ALL the time!! I just think plants make a room look prettier.

    14. May, 2008 at 13:44

  5. dalia

    I love plants…haven’t had any since the kids were born, most plants are poisonous so out they went. I would love to have more blooming cactus plants…they hardly need water…LOL
    Great pic girl!

    14. May, 2008 at 17:08

  6. plainmama

    What a neat little guy! I am also Lil Miss Black Thumbs. The only one I haven’t killed is the money tree… too paranoid of what that would mean for our financial fate!

    14. May, 2008 at 17:08

  7. Dalia, I wouldn’t mind having some potted cacti with real flowers (not the fake ones they glue on). I used to have one, but guess what? Killed it! LOL
    Amy, that’s too funny about your money tree. You should get a lucky bamboo, too. I think three stalks mean wealth (I killed one of those, too!) and five mean health (still have that one).
    I should dust off the plant I have in my bathroom and take a picture of it. It’s the one I’ve had the longest because it’s impossible to kill. Perfect for all the brown and black thumbs 😉

    14. May, 2008 at 17:26

  8. plainmama

    Ooo my mom got me one of those as a house warming. She always was so cute with her little plant jokes. The green thumb knowing just what to give the black thumb. I haven’t killed that one yet either.

    15. May, 2008 at 08:13

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