My best flowers are out

My favo(u)rite cactus is in bloom. It blooms about six times a year when it’s been established and sometimes at Christmastime.

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About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

41 comments on “My best flowers are out

  1. Wow. Pretty. How do dey taste?

  2. Awww…you’re so cute. I’m going to link you to Awww Mondays because you more than qualify. 🙂

  3. No, they’re golden torches. I’ll have to do my ocotillo post some day. There’s an ocotillo a few feet away from the cactus in the last two pictures but you can’t see it.

  4. so pretty, kyla

    edgar and his mum

  5. swop ya some of me bean’z for that bootiful cacti 🙂 xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  6. Very red, they look like Christmas red and green.
    Sweet William The Scot

  7. Flowers for a pretty lady. You’re the best my Kyla friend. (Say “hey” to Kaci and Kismet.)

    ArOOOO! Stuart

  8. Those are stunning Kyla…we have none like that at all, and the ones that do bloom only do it once a year…Just curious…do these also have a fruit?

    • Nope, just a seed pod that I wouldn’t call a fruit. The saguaros have a fruit and humans use it. I’ve never seen a little one of these grow-just cuttings from an adult to make new ones.

  9. Absolutely gorgeous… and the cactus is beautiful too!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  10. VERY Pretty! We don’t have anything like it!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  11. They are gorgeous, Kyla. We love that vibrant red!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  12. I love these bright flowers, especially in desert landscaping! We live in the dry brown West Texas plains, and any spot of color is a delight! That fluffy little furkid out for a summer stroll is pretty cute too! 🙂

    • These cactii aren’t native to Arizona (South America, I believe). They need just a touch of extra water once in a while and if that works for Arizona, it should work for Texas also.

  13. Very cool….I do like the Red and Black combo!
    Nice photo comp!
    Ruby ♥

  14. You’d be a great gardener over here on our soggy wet and very green island if that’s what you can grow in the dessert or is it desert?? Toenails getting in the way!

  15. That looks great! I wish I had the large one for my back yard. As my mom was a puppy she and her freaky cousin peeled and ate a cacti, because her cousin said it’s a cucumber with prickles.

  16. wow what beautiful flowers on the cactus! and your puppy is so cute!

    • They are beautiful, but I’m the puppy (turned 11 last week and thanks for the compliment). I write this blog in my style. The peeps have no say except to correct my doggie punctuation.

  17. Careful of the pricklies! Woooowooo, Ku

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