Last September I showed you a 22-inch terracotta bowl planted with three varieties of claret cup cactus and a small Agave toumeyana ssp. bella. Somehow a California poppy seed landed near the edge of the bowl and has since turned into a beautiful clump of flowers.
On April 3 I posted this photo:
One of the three claret cups, Echinocereus triglochidiatus, had almost a dozen flower buds. The first one opened on April 12, and more and more have been joining the party since then.