Our Ball Cacti are continuing to wow me with their blooms!It never ceases to surprise me that they do so well at higher than 8,000' in the mountains.
The range of flower colors surprises me. These are the light colored ones.
And these are the darker magenta ones.
Some have one flower on top (like the first photo) while others have up to 16 flowers clustered on the top of the cactus.
Always, when you look closely, you can see the pollen dust released by the flower lying on the petals just waiting for a pollinator to carry it to another flower.
There are two disadvantages to having cacti. One is the dogs' paws... it hurts to step on a cactus spine with bare feet!
Despite those downsides, I love our cacti flowers!