Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Our Argentine Suguaro Cactus

Spring in the desert is the most beautiful time of the year.
In our front yard amidst the red rocks, our Argentine Suguaro comes into full bloom in April.

Large flowers reaching 6"-8" wide bloom for a few weeks, and then they are gone.
The flowers mostly come out at night. We love to take our camera's out in the moonlight for full effect.
Each blossom will come out for a day or two, and then die off.

Once the first set of flowers are gone, the next set of buds will develop and bloom.
This year Mr. Cactus counted 75 buds on our plant.
Neighbors walk by, bringing their cameras to take pictures of this beautiful plant.
The last few weeks I have seen many cars stop in front of our house, windows down, gazing.
With a name like Cactus Needle, it brings joy to see our Arginetine Suguaro flourish.

My thanks to my friend Rae Ann for sharing these pictures she took while she stayed at my house last week.


Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh they are just beautiful!! I can see why people stop by!

Jana said...

Beautiful! Who would have thought cactus' could be anything but prickly?!

Needled Mom said...

The desert cactus are so gorgeous in bloom. We just drove through the desert and saw the most stunning hot pink one. I wish I knew the name of it. Your friends pictures are just stunning.

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Nedra, I can see why the people stop to look at it, the flowers on the cactus are beautiful. So sad they can't stay a little longer.

Material Mary said...

Nedra, Those flowers from your Cactus are just stunning. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

Lori Holt said...

hi nedra...
it is even more beautiful in real life!
i'm so glad that i got to see it in full bloom.

Rae Ann said...

I am happy that I was there Nedra to see that beautiful cactus in bloom. I can't remember ever seeing a cactus with flowers until I saw that one at your place.
I was thankful that I was there at just the right time!
I think these pictures I took fit your blog to a tee! I am happy that you showed them... but it made me wish I was there with you again!

Nanette Merrill said...

Oh my. You know I imagine heaven captures everything at it's peak of beauty. These would surely fit in heaven. At least my heaven.