This unknown Mammalaria has produced a wreath of pink blooms around the top after two years in our collection. It is frost sensitive and spends the winter in a small greenhouse.
On my last visit to Yeya's Antiques and Oddities, my favorite resource for vintage garden items, Mario handed me a small piece of cactus from his collection and it has bloomed just about two weeks later. The
Here's what it will look like when it grows up.
Opuntia Santa-rita has bloomed for the first time after arriving as a couple of pads two years ago. This is cold hardy. I love the contrast of the bright yellow blooms with the complementary hue of violet.
It's been nice in the garden this week. We are expected to break some low temperature records today and through the weekend. It feels more like New England than south Texas.