Gorgeous! Cactus Flowers

The cacti in the the New World Desert Collection of the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley are in stunning bloom.  How have I missed this in past years?  The flowers are gorgeous!  All these photos were taken during my visit on Sunday, May 5th, 2013.  If you live in the San Francisco area, I recommend heading to the gardens to see these!  And, remember, this Friday, May 10th, is National Public Gardens Day.  For more information, see my post… This Friday!  National Public Gardens Day.

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  1. Leza says:

    Beautiful!!! 🙂 I recently was given a bunch of prickly pear cacti which believe it or not is hardy here in WI, zones 4 and 3!!!

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    1. Cool! It’s interesting to see cacti growing in places you wouldn’t expect.

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  2. dumitruichim says:

    Unbelievable! I put your picture on my facebook!

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  3. jrw111 says:

    Reblogged this on Jrw111's Blog and commented:
    These photos are outrageously good. The color and depiction are terrific. I live in Arizona and get this in my world. I want to share it. Thank you.

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    1. Thanks for sharing with your readers. 🙂

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  4. montucky says:

    Beautiful! Cacti have some of the prettiest flowers anywhere.

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    1. Thanks! And I didn’t have a clue how amazing the flowers could be. 🙂

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  5. sjcourchesne says:

    Holy guacamole! Beautiful!

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    1. They were wonderful models. Thanks!

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  6. Kami Tilby says:

    These look familiar since that’s what blooming around here right now in AZ. Aren’t cactus amazing? You’ve captured some great photos!!

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    1. Yes, they are beautiful, whether they have flowers or not. They aren’t plants that grow naturally around here, so they’re a treat to see. 🙂

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  7. fgassette says:

    You have photographed some beautiful cactus. I can’t pick a favorite, they are all wonderful.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    1. Thanks! I can’t pick a favorite, either. It was one beautiful flower after another. 🙂

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  8. WOW- so exotic to this Canadian gardener. A question I want to ask anywhere I can find you on the web. One person cannot see the pisture on my post the right side of the brain. Can You?

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    1. Interesting… the picture of the brain is there when you view your site from the homepage. But click on the link and it disappears.

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      1. no the picture of the face

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        1. There isn’t a picture of anything at all when I click on the post.

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          1. instead of copying and posting I am going to upload it THANKS

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          2. it is suppose to be half a face- stand by- i am trying again

            BUT I SEE IT???

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            1. OK, the picture is showing on your post now!

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  9. Pam says:

    Beautiful! I love cacti flowers!

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  10. Now this is a thing of beauty! What an amazing collection and gorgeous in every way Linda! Sharon

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon!

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