The Second Echinopsis Bloom
The second Echinopsis bloom, because I missed the first one. The flowers open only for a day or two.
This is an inexpensive small seedling I got in Tucson last October, species or hybrid unknown. The flower is as wide as the plant, about three inches (76 mm). Those fuzzy black protrusions are flower buds, as yet unopened.
The flower has a sweet fresh fragrance, somewhere between a Magnolia and a Lily.
In the same color range, but not nearly as sweet smelling (bath time!) is Natasha...
...and Boris, who is in the space under the desk in the kitchen. We call it his Man Cave.
Blogging will be spotty for the two weeks or so, because we will be entertaining house guests. If I see any interesting plants, I will post a photo or two, if I can.