This is my huge Trichocereus pachanoi in my backyard. I have been growing this beauty for about 5 years now. Two years ago it gave me my first blooms and I was so excited. The only problem is that it starts blooming in the early evening and they start to wither before noon the next day. So if you want to take pictures you have to take them at night (which I have done) or early in the morning. It is pretty funny to see me out side in the dark standing on the side of my planter holding a light and balancing my camera. Sometimes my husband Stan feels sorry for me and holds the light.
So I have been watching the furry buddetts and watching some of them push out from the plant getting ready to bloom. Last night just as the sun was going down I looked out my slider and saw 5 blossoms opening. Yeah! This is a picture of them early this morning!
So all of those little furry things will turn into blooms. See the strange shaped things poking out the side that look like mmmm......men's body parts. They started blooming tonight. I'll try to keep you up to date. Here is one last shot of the whole plant!