I cannot for a moment claim to be responsible for the care and keeping of any plants. Those days are over. But I do have the pleasure of witnessing the blooming of my neighbour's beautiful cacti blossoms which, with their translucent petals and vibrant hues thrill me with the each successive unfurling of their flowers. Are you surprised that we have can grow outdoor cactus in Western Canada? We are located 20 minutes north of Canada's only desert and it's hot in summer. 46C or 117F a couple of weeks ago.
From the top: Sharing the Stage, left Hot Pink Cactus Bloom, bottom Rose Among Thorns, each priced at $175. Acrylic on cradle board prepared to the highest standard, each priced at $175