Sunday, April 27, 2008

More Yellow

Parodia sp.

Parodia erubescens


How wonderful yellow is. It stands for the sun.
~ Vincent Van Gogh



This is Parodia month. Three of my Parodia species have bloomed so far, with two more to go. Four out of five of the group have yellow flowers. Of the 100 Parodia species available, I seem to end up with the ones with yellow flowers. Not that there's anything wrong with yellow--Van Gogh captured its essence quite nicely. It's just that there's so much of it in the desert and it gets tiresome.

14 comments:

Karen said...

You take the prize for all those blooms! Just beautiful. Its amazing that a plant that looks so spiny can produce such beauty.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Aiyana .. this is a soothing yellow .. not bright , not harsh .. just a soft calm yellow .. I love it !
Joy

Eaglehawk said...

Those four blooms look like some eyes looking back at you.

kml said...

They are very pretty - the four along the top of the cactus!

Deb @ Sugarfused said...

Love the pale yellow flowers. I have absolutely no experience with cactus flowers but have always thought them to be some of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen. Yours included :)

Happy GTS!

annesgarden said...

What a glorious yellow, those are beautiful! Happy GTS!

Arty Allsorts said...

I grew a few cacti as a child but never saw them bloom :( These are gorgeous.

Dirty Knees said...

Beautiful! I noticed your temperatures are already in the 90s! Wow! It's only April. ;-)

Julie said...

That is the most lovely shade of yellow I have ever seen! It is just sublime! Being that yellow is seemingly my new fav color, as evidenced by the color I painted my house, and the color of clothing I favor, etc., I love it!!!

beckie said...

Wonderful pictures. You really captured the delicate shade of yellow. I wonder why so many cacti are yellows? I did see a blue one at the nursey a while back an even touched it to make sure it was real!

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful yellow flowers. I've never seen that before!

Pudgeduck said...

Has to be my favorite!

WiseAcre said...

I find it almost hard to believe you keep posting new flowers so often. It must truly be a wonder to walk your garden paths and to see the extent of your collection.

farmingfriends said...

What a pretty flower.
Sara from farmingfriends