My succulents and cacti

I love succulents and cacti. All of my plants are mini size, so I have them at the edge of my window, as my “window garden”. Although, in this photo I moved all of them to a table, so they can have more hours of direct sun on weekends.

Taking care of them brings me joy, as well as watching them grow and flowering. The two at the bottom grew a lot, so I had to remove them from the window edge, but they have a new place.

 

 

Cactacea Gallery

Flowers for the day

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin

bougainvillea

Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid

Mi beautiful orchid, at my home.
Mi beautiful orchid, at my home.

Phalaenopsis: “Phalaena = butterfly” and “Opsis= resemblance”.

B&W: White Flowers Under Shadow

San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden

Magnificent Pink Flower

Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.
Getty Villa. Pacific Palisades, California.

I was wandering towards the exit of the Getty Villa, when this magnificent flower appeared in front of me. It was a very pleasant surprise.

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Flower Receptacles

San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas
San Antonio Botanical Garden. Texas

There weren’t petals at these flowers anymore but I loved their receptacles, they are so lovely. Nature is always beautiful; every little part of it. Don’t you think?

Receptacle: The part of a flower stalk where the parts of the flower are attached

Orchidaceae