Thursday, September 22, 2011

Succulent Flowers

Echeveria blooms

We are still having some beautiful weather here in Roseville, CA.  This week has been in the 90's but the evenings are starting to get cool.  This is a great time of year.  I can't believe that Fall is officially Friday.  Waah!  I don't want it to get cold.  My succulents always have to be put in the garage.

The above shot is an echeveria flower.  Not exactly sure what kind.  

  
Protected

Opuntia flower being protected by prickly agave.


Pachyveria 'Blue Pearl' flower

Pachyveria 'Blue Pearl' flower


Breathless

Flower of Opuntia 'Santa Rita'


Yowza!

Love the pink blooms on this cactus.  Don't know the name sooo if anyone can help that would be awesome!


Flower of Sedum Rubrotinctum

This is a flower ball from Sedum Rubrotinctum.


Itty Bitty

These gorgeous pinkish red flowers are from Kalanchoe manginii


Thimble cactus bloom

This is a flower from the thimble cactus.  Official name is  Mammillaria gracilis fragilis.  Very small pretty little cactus.  Very white spines and these flowers are about the size of a pencil eraser.


You can't touch this

I took this photo quite a while ago but I love it.  I was wearing my yellow gardening gloves and holding a small succulent flower.  Trying to get a macro shot of the inside.  


Pink Perfection

 These are flowers of the Sempervivum arachnoideum.


Give us a Kiss!

This beauty is the Opuntia Macbridei Red Button Cactus.  Red button is a perfect name.


From the sea?

This is the flower of a spinless opuntia that I have growing out back.  These flowers are so unusual!

Ok time for bed!  Hope everyone is having a super week!

Remember:

It's Another Beautiful Day!

11 comments:

Spiky Obsession said...

Beautiful photos. I am so envious of your temps, it is no where near that here, feels very autumn like.

Gerhard Bock said...

These are phenomenal photos. I loved looking at them. What closeup equipment do you use?

Cindy said...

Not being familiar with the name Sempervivum arachnoideum, I had to go look it up, since the last part of the name implies something spider-like! Now I see it's the web-like stuff on the rosettes that give it the name. Cool, and that flower is spectacular, too!

Julie said...

I am waiting years already for my Thimble Cactus to bloom!!! Great shot of a tiny flower! The bloom on your spineless opuntia is so great. You sure got some great shots of beautiful plants! You know who can probably I.D. your one cactus there is Aiyana, from Water When Dry...she is a genius at it!

Joyful said...

Such stunning macros. How nice that so many are blooming.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Thank you so much everyone for the great compliments. Julie I may ask Aiyana. I think I follow her.

And Gerhard all these photos were taken with a Canon Powershot SX200IS. But it is broken. Waah! I sent it to Canon under the warranty a while ago and it worked for a bit but now won't. So I will be getting a new one. I am looking for great macro. I hear the Canon Powershot S95 is good. We will see.

Sueli said...

Beautiful flowers! By this side of the world I am very happy with the arrive of the spring. Have a nice week.

Evelyn said...

Love them all Candy! I think succulent flowers are really special. They don't flower often, the flowers look so unique, and so beautiful.

Happy Weekend, Ev

Megan said...

So many beautiful blooms! It's so sad you have to haul them all in for winter.

Rohrerbot said...

Really great shots!!! They all look so healthy and happy. Today is the succulent post and just wanted to let you know that you're mentioned for your amazing blog:)

Stephanie said...

Very bright and lovely Candy! It's interesting to see the different flowers of the succulent. Thanks.