Friday, July 30, 2010


..."he brought me a little cactus with a cactus flower on it"...
Abe Burrows Cactus Flower

I found this little cactus with the improbably long name of Echinocereous pectinatus at a cactus and succulent show at the Los Angeles County Arboretum several months ago. I have increasingly tried to include more succulents in my garden - I think of them as "garden Jewels", but I know almost nothing about cactus. The beautiful and intricate patterning of this plant intrigued me, so I bought it with the idea of using it as a small specimen plant. And now it has surprised me in this lovely fashion: a beautiful flower, pale, delicate, so transitory, and all the more appreciated because like many good things in life it was totally unexpected.

1 comment:

  1. I too avoid succulents... but this is a beauty... how long will the blossom last?


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