Oh, Sweet William…

Last June 11, Sweet William the Scott said

Kylascott out there in Arizona I challenge you to show me a cactus with more flowers. Over seven hundred blooms. Yes, I counted them myself last year.
OK, you’re on. The problem with your cactus is that it is more than one plant.  Since Lilly, the greyhound, and her Mom and Dad left for the summer yesterday, we had permission to go next door and take pix of the cactus. (Yes, we asked permission). We don’t have any of this type of cactus in our yard because She doesn’t want it. The problem is that the bloom season for this is 99% done but there are a few late bloomers and you can see from seed pods how many blooms there were. First to show you that we’re talking about one plant:
SAM_0539and some of the late bloomers
And you should be able to appreciate the quality of these blooms although there aren’t many per plant

About Kismet

I'm a 13 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

32 comments on “Oh, Sweet William…

  1. It’s huge and they are amazing flowers.. You win hands down 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. A Scottie contest, shows you how stubborn we are trying to out do each other! Bet we can beat both of you in the we ain’t got grass but a great weed count! Barharhar

    That”s Why
    We ARE the Mad Scots

    • Don’t be so certain. We’d be in that weed competition if we didn’t put down pre-emergent to stop the weeds from sprouting. The problem with the weeds is that they grow and then dry out. You have stickers, prickers and other things not good for humans or dogs really soon and in big quantities. We can compete in the we ain’t got grass competition because our grass is astroturf and that shouldn’t count.

  3. Wow…that is one amazing giant cactus plant …ours are not like that at all…we have the grouped ones like Sweet William…Lots of blooms but they’re on many small plants growing together…Moms will cut a paddle, clean it and add cactus to a salad…Not for me, but Momz likes it…I just have to be careful out on our hikes so I don’t step on one…Those white flowers are different than any we have and they’re beautiful

  4. Wait one darn nano second. My cactus is not multi plants! The roots are in a block planter and two thirds of the plant is on my blacktop driveway. Can you grow a plant on blacktop Bawheheee I can! And wait that ain’t even your plant, cheater.
    I was counting my buds before I came in and I was wondering when you were going to put your money where you mouth is. I don’t see over 700 flowers.
    You might be big but David slew Goliath.
    Sweet William The Scot

  5. Wow… beautiful flowers… but someone stole your grass! Did you report the theft?

  6. No idea a cactus could produce so many flowers, they are pretty 🙂

  7. Well since I’m not a scottie, I will say that I love BOTH of your cacti and thought this was quite cute. I love my scottie pals!!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  8. Those are some amazing flowers!!

    jazzi and addi

  9. We like the idea of a place without ticks and fleas butt on the other paw we also like our grass…
    Wally & Sammy

  10. That cactus looks like it has acne or something! Is is a prickly pear? We have loads of those here….feral.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    • It’s a relative and the thorns aren’t very big or threatening. It’s almost smooth and it is referred to as beaver tail. We have the prickly pear also but it has a tendency to spread out and not up.

  11. Mmmmm …… I agree! (yeah I know I’m a chicken ….. there’s no point getting into an argument with a girl or so He says!)

  12. They both are beautiful – I have one too – its 12 inches (after 14! years!) tall and it has one flower (from paper) . Wish I had such a giant plant.

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