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A taste of my Desert

By SOcRatEs
May 5, 2006
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  1. Now that I have a better camera, I thought I'd share this with you.
    Who would have thought, these were only supposed to bloom once.
    This is the 4th year for the big one with 5, 1st years for younger one.
    They bloom only at night, for one night!

    I will up date this photot album as they progress.

    They're kinda big files but worth the wait....IMO
    SOcRatEs120/Cactus Flowers
     
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Did that bigger one have a rough period in its life? :)
     
  3. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966

    Good call!
    Yes it's a rescue plant, it's about 8 years old now.
    I've had it for 4yrs.

    Should be opening tonight!

    Funny thing is, I've yet to figure out what or who is pollinating them.

    They are very beautiful but very stinky, so I'm thinkg maybe bats.
    They are out in droves in early/late evening this time of year.
    I hope to get photo of that! :eek:
     
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Can you take a photo of the blooms for us? That would be cool. I had a 3' cactus for 8yrs and 1 day I watered it in the middle of winter (not a lot 1/2 cup)....it dropped dead. WTF. It was flowering too once a yr after about 6 yrs of it's life. :(
     
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    wow! What a brown thumb!
     
  6. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Hey i have been out to arizona during the cactus blooms. (Scottsdale to be more exact) Very beautiful!

    I have also been out there during the summer. Hot! And those sandstorms.

    No thanks.
     
  7. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966

    AtK SpAdE, thats where I am.
    Tedster, Yup.
    kirock, yes will do.

    I thought they might bloom tonight but looks like tomorrow night.
    The Botanical Garden here wants some photo's too.

    :)
     
  8. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I miss El Paso and the desert life. Central Texas sucks.
     
  9. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966

  10. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 966

  11. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    WOW WOW WOW.. very nice shots, total congrats., we're not worthy!

    Thanks. :grinthumb :grinthumb
     
  12. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Amazing! :grinthumb
     

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