Flower Pics

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  1. syscom3

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    I have some other interests besides airplanes and history.

    Among them is gardening and flowers.

    My first two pics are of a cactus that I have my front yard that bloomed yesterday.

    Each flower bloom is the size of your hand.
     

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    I haven't really got a green thumb although Ive done landscaping around my place.

    They look mighty impressive I must say8)
     
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    Beautiful, Sys - cactus flowers can be incomparable. I raise 6 or 7 and have
    kept them going for a decade and 4 relocations, all for the chance to see
    something like your photo!
     
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    One of my cactus's bloomed this week.

    The flowers were incredible.
     

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    Looking great Sys....
     
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    They are very beautiful sys.
     
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    Nice, my cacti never flower (but then they are in little pots inside)...
     
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    Some of the small cactus's produce incredibly large sized and colored flower blooms.
     
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    Real nice sys...
     
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    Nice not much Cacti up here
     
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    Nice flowers, Sys. As Pb said not much chance for them where I'm at either. But I am able to grow a few roses although not much else. Didn't know cacti could flower like that. Nice!
     
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    My "night blooming" cactus is showing off right now.

    First four of about 30 flowers have opened. These bloom for a single night and begin to wilt in the morning.

    They're also huge.... almost 9" wide, tip to tip.
     

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    Amazing, Sys, but maybe try darking the picture a bit. The bloom is overluminated and hence slurred.
     
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    Those are very nice pic's of some beautiful cacti. Well done. I'm into
    Japanese maples, both the cultivar (true named JM's) and the generic
    (seed grown) variety. The true Japanese maple is grafted, and I am
    learning to graft, altho not doing too well. I grafted 36 in July and 11
    look like they will make it. Not a good average ! Show you my pic's
    soon.

    Charles
     
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    Nice! 8)

    I snapped this onion flower earlier this week:

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