I spent the evening of April 3 at my brother and sister-in-law’s home, and while we were having dinner, someone said, “Quick! Look at the cactus blossoms.” It was almost dark outside, and my brother and I grabbed our cameras and had a flower feast.
Words fail to describe the beauty and complexity of these blossoms. According to Dave’s Garden, here’s a scientific description:
Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: candicans (KAN-dee-kans) (Info)
And while writing this article, I realized that my brother gave me a cutting with buds on it, and we planted it last week in my back yard. I scooted out there, and two had already blossomed and withered, but one was in full bloom. Again, it is evening. Here it is: