The first bloom on my Argentinian Giant Cactus.
This bloom is almost 7" in diameter and will last only one day.
Luckily, there are over 20 blooms on the plant this year.
Several years ago, I attended a seminar by Ruth McDowell.
A picture of these magnificient flowers was the inspiration for the quilt I designed during the week long seminar. I called it 'Argentinian Giants Tossed with Swiss Chard.'
The flowers range from my white one to some very intense magenta colored ones. Examples of the full range of colors can be found sprinkled among the gardens in our neighborhood.
It amazes me the delicate beauty that can be found in this harsh environment.
Temperatures over 100 were recorded this last week downtown.
It is getting close to time to head north!