Friday, April 22, 2011

Proud Pappa!

Our neighbor down the street, Jack, has a landscaping business with his sons, so his place is a showplace of plants and flowers, many of them unusual. After all the comings and goings of our recent travels, I've lost track of his front yard, but this morning I happened to pass his place mid morning and had to slam on the brakes. The cereus cactus in in front yard was in full bloom! On my way home, I ditched the van, grabbed the camera and walked back.

About the time I took my first pic, he got home from work and talked up his "bloomers". I believe he called it a Trico Cereus, though the Google entries of that name look different. Anyway, it has spectacular, huge flowers, and he said he had hoped I would pass and see it. He walked me through his side yard where other cacti varieties recently bloomed were in storage. I missed a lot of other spectacular flowers, but this variety has to be up near the top. In comparison, our yard looks like vacant lot, but we're slowly adding plants, hoping they survive our mistreatment. Meanwhile, it is nice to have neighbors like Jack to spruce up the neighborhood!


David A. Harvey said...

Wow - awesome flowers! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

absolutely fabuloso!