The Cute And The Funny But No IDThursday, June 24, 2010
My little cactus gave me a pleasant morning surprise with this cute pink bloom. There were lots of ants in the bloom, so the flower must be really sweet! I am not sure if the scent I smelt that morning was from this flower (I didn't get close to have a sniff... silly me!) or from my neighbour's fresh laundry :-)
Do you recognise any of these cacti? I do not have their IDs.
The funny looking zinnia below is about 3 inches in diameter. Not really a big flower but the orange colour is really intense. The flower is obvious even from outside the house. One big part of its stem is resting on the soil due to the rain. The apparent stem is only about 1 foot above the soil line. I am glad that it didn't rain heavily when the flower was unfolding. Else the petals will be crushed even before it could fully open and the flower will look 'funnier' :-D
The seed was from Dirt Princess of Trials & Tribulations of a Southern Gardener. Just wondering if this is a cactus-type zinnia...
I hope you find them as cute and funny as I did :-D