Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Mellow Yellow

Parodia magnifica

P. magnifica has bloomed about once a month since May, its best year yet. I have a pair of these in the same container. They are the same age and size, and being in the same pot, they get equal treatment. However, the other one has only managed one flowering. Go figure.

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii


This is the first flower for this G. schickendantzii, and I'm surprised at its size! The cactus is larger than it appears in this photo. It's in an eight inch pot, and the flower is almost as large as the cactus. G. schicendantzii flowers can range from white to red. As I've mentioned before, it seems when a flower color is in question--I always seem to get yellow! This flower has lasted four days so far, and it still looks good. That makes up for any disappointment that the flower color wasn't white or pink.

19 comments:

hemant said...

I like yellow color and in this blooming Tuesday, it looks brighter.

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Carla said...

Mellow Yellow is our basset's name! And totally perfect for this bloom! Cacti are SO pretty when they bloom! Thanks for sharing today!

PGL said...

It's a lovely shade of yellow Aiyanna. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday.

Sweetie said...

Aiyana - your catcus plants always amaze me. You cultivate such beauty into a plant that I had always thought just meant "jaggers." The yellow fellow is beautiful.
Sweetie

Suzanne said...

These are gorgeous! The GS looks almost translucent. So pretty.

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

This is beautiful!

Anne Fannie said...

Aiyanna, your pictures of your cactus flowers just amaze me each week. I cannot believe how beautiful that yellow flower bloom is on that cactus!
Smiles, Ann

Darla said...

Very nice blooming cactus!

Vanillalotus said...

Those are beautiful. The last one is huge but oh so pretty.

Jean said...

I love your yellow blooms! They are both beautiful but the second one must be stunning in person. Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I've never gotten a cactus to bloom.

To answer your question, the Beauty Berry is a bush.

Manuela

Laurie and Chris said...

Your Mellow Yellow is very pretty.

Julie said...

Love the bloom on the Gymnocalycium schickendantzii (yeah, I had to copy and paste this name)!!! LOLOL.

Green thumb said...

Hi Aiyana, both the flowers are lovely. I loved your blooming cacti collection in your last post too.
Best Wishes

Claude said...

great blooms... I particularly like the parodia. There's a few at the local Home Depot and everytime I go in I have to avert my eyes and walk really fast to get past there.

Teri C said...

Oh lovely cacti blooms.

In answer to your question about which way the prickly pear pads face....interestingly they face north and south, probably want to catch as much sun as possible in the cold north.

Dee said...

The first bloom is always so thrilling for me- and this one is really huge! Beautiful!

Ginni Dee said...

Those are absolutely gorgeous! I love the symmetry of them and that color is like butter!

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