Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated

Sunflower Halved Hypersaturated
Yes this is a real sunflower I took this shot a couple of summers ago in the garden outside my work window

Friday, May 29, 2009

Little Shop of Horrors??!!??

Below is my lovely epi cactus and apparently some of my co-workers believe it resembles Audrey II from the Little Shop of Horrors, but I don't think so. This plant I grew from 5 leaf clippings with a little help from the sun and Miracle Grow Moisture Control has blossomed quite well. I've had it for about 3 years now and last year was the first time it had flowers...about eleven of them...but I never witnessed the flowers fully opened. Well let me explain that, the blooms on this cactus only open at night and only for one day. Yep that's right wait for 2-3 weeks for the flower to grow to it's full size...and then it's on its way out in the morning. Messed up, I know, but my luck has finally changed! This morning when I arrived to work surprisingly the flower was still open!!! I was sooo excited because I thought it was going to open while I was out of the office last week, but it didn't....and then I thought it was going to open a couple of days ago when I kept forgetting my camera, but as you can see it didn't! I am content to have finally seen the flower open in person instead of just online from other owners recounts.

The Plant...

The Bloom...

The Future Blooms...