Friday, June 11, 2010

Look what's happening!

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'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!


Julie said...

Oh ho ho..."men's body parts"!!! LOL! This is an imporessive cactus!~!! The blossoms are so big and pure white! Worth the effort to get the pics, for sure. Too bad they disappear so quickly!!!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much Julie! Even though they disappear so quick I have many more to come. Thanks for visiting! said...
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Hehehehe..... "men's body parts"!!!! hahahaha! This cactus is absolutely GORGEOUS - the blooms are so sweet! I had to laugh when I read the part about your husband feeling sorry for you and holding the light - sounds like my boyfriend in the future, but until we have a backyard with a beauty that blooms at night like yours - he just watches me and chuckles whenever a flower opens up on my cactus and I yelp with glee at first sight of it! He says I get a little girls' smile and look of wonder :)

Anyway, I'm a fairly new succulent/cacti and plant grower/gardener, though the green thumb runs strong through the women in my mother's family, but I already love the joy that it gives me. Just the same, standing on that garden pot in the middle of the night and snapping away to your heart's content is a joy for you as well I'm sure :)


Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Absolutely, thanks for your comment! Yes it is pretty funny to watch me dance around with the flashlight at night. I feel like a little girl. I came to this post because I realized I had the name wrong.