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If only these would last for 24 hours! However, I suppose this just makes them more precious because they're so short lived.
Prickly pear in bloom
Succulent in a glass boot did well this year
Pitaya cactus blooms
One of my succulents after a rain.
Sedum rupestre 'Blue Spruce' in rock garden next to pond.
Ferocactus townsendianus, a seedling germinated in 2006.
Bartschella schumannii v. globosa
Thisis a succulent frame that my husband built for me to plant my succulents in and hang on a wall outside. First attempt of anything like this. I am now obsessed with all succulents, cacti, echeverias, aeoniums, kalanchoes, very fun!
One of my Lophophora williamsii's this summer
My favorite; Astrophytum myriostigma, with its beautiful flowers this summer
Dainty sulphur nectaring Kissme pink purslane.
Cactus blooms profuse yellow by the mailbox.
Echinopsis 'Dutchman's Gold' in the warm morning light in Phoenix
A Euphorbia Milii hybrid after a nice watering.
Looking down on my Agave Schidigera.
Hardy cactus in bloom
Sedum 'Postman's Pride'
Chicks & Hens
Prickly Pear bloom
Cactus that is refered to as a "Hedgehog" in Presidio, TX.
Echeveria and the Garden Angel.
This Choya was blooming in July 2012 in Presidio Texas.
Garden Angel watching over the succulents.
Wheelbarrow succulent garden
After the rain, the sun reflected off the moisture gathered at the center of this succulent. Oakland, CA
Agave potatorum. A no fuss plant that grows extremely well in arid conditions.
Hylocereus undatus (Dragonfruit) flower. This belongs to the red variety. It only opens for one night. Huge flower, pollinated by bats and moths. The fruit is delicious.
Zebra Zebra Zebra Plant. It is my favorite of all the succulents!
Ariocarpus trigonus multiheaded graft, blooming summer 2012.
Sempervivum flower in full bloom
A beautiful bloom on the Prickly Pear cactus.
After camping out on my saguaro for days, this white winged dove finally got the meal it had been waiting for -- ripe cactus fruit.
Beach Cactus and wild Indian blanket flowers at sunset, Florida's coastline.
Bursting Aloe blossom
a cacti in my garden Yarrawonga Victoria Australia
Agaves make a good structure for a web.
These are flowers on a Red Ball Cactus.
A blossom in our cactus garden.
A bee enjoying our cactus flower.
Echinocereus rigidissimus rubispinus bloom
From my collection a smaller Echinocactus grusonii shot above in Black and White.
From my collection a Chamaelobivia 'Rose Quartz' in full bloom!
The New Mexico Hedgehog Cactus is local to the south central part of the state
x. rotteri is self hybridizing, and this color hasn't been found (so far) anywhere other than a very small area south of Alamogordo,NM
Double flower towers.
Aloe vera at sunset.
Beginning to collect cactii and succulents
Grows wild into the passion fruit vine..
Double Yellow Cactus Blooms on Pink Brick
Double Yellow Cactus Blooms on Pink Brick
nest of succulents
Delosperma congesta is one of those plants that rock gardeners love most. When the flowers cover the succulent foliage to nearly 100%, the eye is quickly drawn to the brilliance of the yellow flowers.
Golden Barrel Cactus
This beauty, Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana', came from the mother plant i had over 10 years ago. Left unattended for about 4 years, i found it has survived with the help of mother nature when i came back.
This Pereskia aculeata 'Godseffiana' is grown from the cuttings i got from the mother plant that survived unattended for about 4 years. It is indeed a tough plant, not needing much care. I have grown several cuttings from my old plant indeed!
I had no idea that aloe plants could grow six feet high or taller as these I saw on the island of St. Croix. I'd only seen much smaller succulents.
A trip to the Mitchell Park Domes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is always fun. The barrel cactus were beautiful.
This spectacular Kalanchoe succulent plant thrives in a garden along the Jordan River.
I bought this Euphorbia from a seller in Florida 5 years ago when I was still living in Ohio. I have transplated this several times to a much bigger pot. It flowers all year round even when it is inside the house.
Picture of a Christmas Cactus taken on a January morning in my office.
Organ pipe cactus (Kemaireocereus thurberi) flower.
Organ pipe cactus flowers.
This cactus flower's photo was taken in October 2011, at Huntington Library Botanical Garden,in the desert garden green house .
When someone says they saw cactus growing, I think of the desert. I had no idea that they could grow on a Caribbean island. These were spotted right beside where I was walking on Orient Beach on the island of St. Maarten.
Night Blooming Cereus
Night Blooming Cereus
Aloe flower. Endemic to South Africa
Epiphylum Kitty Hawk
Agave ‘Kissho Kan-Happy Crown’
Agave americana var. marginata
A neighbor gave me a leaf cutting for a night blooming Cereus from a friend of her's in Japan. After two years of nurturing the plant, the bloom was worth it.
Euphorbia royleana Roxb., Royle's spurge A large shrub with succulent cylindrical stems with winged angles and closters of small yellow flowers. Photographed from Panchkula, India
I Heart Prickly Pears!
Euphorbia cooperi N.E. Br., a tropical African succulent plant with graceful erect stems, strongly angled and winged, and beautiful purplish tinged fruits. Photographed from Panchkula, India.
Lit cacti at ethel M cactus Garden, Henderson, NV
Saguaro cactus skeleton, ethel M Cactus Garden, Henderson, NV
Hoya with nectar
Haworthia cymbiformis forma variegata
Stapelia gettleffii Taken in our garden this past summer
Gymnocalycium schneiderianum v. longispinum
Sedum container above a japanese maple
Sedum container at Justin Timberlakes 'Mirimichi' golf course
Parodia concinna is a relatively small cactus reaching only 4 inches in height and producing yellow funnel shaped flowers with red centers.
Hanging in a String Garden
This plant is a Euphorbia milii hybrid that produces large apricot flowers (bracts). Commonly called Crown of Thorns, this plant is armed with vicious thorns.
My dish of lithops, or living stones.
Aloe bainesii setting flower. I love the radial pattern of lightly toothed leaves.
Blooming epiphyllum from my grandmother the year after she passed. i spent a lot of time photographing this seasons flowers. hard to choose a favorite.
With a planter created from driftwood, an adorable cacti thrives!
Pumpkin with succulent cuttings
Satan-like pink ice plant blooms glisten in the sunBack to the contest main page.