Saturday, May 15, 2010

Captured Color

Because of my inattention to my garden over my husband's cardiac surgery and recuperation, I missed many of this year's cactus flowers, but I did manage to catch a few of them in between other chores. This Argentine Giant flower is the last of the blooms on this cactus, at least until fall.

Echinocereus dasycanthus (Texas Hedgehog)

Opuntia paraguayensis

Opuntia santa rita


Although my roses were infested with both powdery mildew and aphids in early spring, I was afraid that I would not get any nice flowers this season, but once I got control of the stuff, the new buds that came produced larger than average blooms. Rosa 'Hello Dolly' was especially prolific this year, and because our weather has been mild, it continues to have beautiful roses.

6 comments:

Claude said...

great blooms... hoping that your husband continues to recover...

Nancy in Sun Lakes AZ said...

So happy to have you back, Aiyana! I've been waiting for a post. I'm so sorry your husband has been sick but glad that he is progressing well now.

Lythrum said...

I love those Texas Hedgehogs, I would want then for the name alone. :) I'm glad that your husband is doing better.

Dee said...

Hope your husband is getting stronger every day! Love your roses- they way pass any I have this year!

Jean said...

Lovin' your blooms, as always! So sorry about your husband. I've been very bad at reading blogs but I did miss you on Bloomin' Tuesdays. I'm glad things are getting back to normal for you. Jean

Growing vegetables said...

Welcome back. I was missing your posts a lot. Sorry to know that you have gone through such a hard time. I wish your husband and you all the best.