This summer has been busier than usual because of that pesky thing called work—you know, the time-consuming activity that gets in the way of fun but pays the bills. While I’ve had less time for gardening (hence fewer posts), summer tends to be a lazy season in the garden anyway. It’s a time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your earlier work. In my garden that includes admiring the flowers of cacti and other succulents.
Here are three examples.
The first one is a popular Brazilian cactus, Parodia magnifica. Mine is still solitary, probably because it’s confined to a pot, but in the ground it forms a rather extensive colony over time. The flowers are a pale yellow, with translucent petals resembling chiffon.