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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Nov 16, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Echinopsis

Perfect surprise in early spring.

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Full picture here. These flowers do not last more a day.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Nov 16, 2017 6:09 PM CST
Great banner Baja!
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GrammaChar
Nov 16, 2017 7:07 PM CST
Lovely!!!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 16, 2017 7:22 PM CST
Lovely banner, Baja. Echinopsis flowers are a favorite!
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Fleur569
Nov 16, 2017 7:42 PM CST
How delicately composed, sadly so short lived. Is that par for most cacti blooms? You've captured its beauty in the banner.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Nov 16, 2017 7:45 PM CST
Baja will give you the scientific answer, Fleur, but in my experience I have maybe 50% of my cacti blooms which last for only a day, and then I have a lot of others that will open and close for up to 3 or 4 days. We have to really appreciate the single day blooms, and be fast to get photos!
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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Nov 16, 2017 8:04 PM CST
Yes, it's basically serendipity, and celebrating the thing in the moment. I stumbled across this plant in the park and fortunately I had my camera close at hand.

Flowers are tremendously expensive from the standpoint of water, which is often the limiting factor in hot, dry places. So a lot of cacti have short-lived and/or nocturnal blooms to compensate. Curiously though, they still flower in abundance, often synchrony, when they are doing well.

Thank You! for the kind words and the acorns, people.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Nov 16, 2017 11:09 PM CST
Beautiful!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 9b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 17, 2017 4:43 AM CST
I'm glad you got to see the blooms that day, and get a nice pic of them to remember them and to share with us.
Amazing how plants manage in such harsh conditions, and yet put out such pretty flowers.
I'll look for them in the desert here in San Diego County. Thumbs up
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Thumper's mom said. ;)
Name: Stan
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GaNinFl
Nov 17, 2017 9:24 AM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up for a great banner!
Stan
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