Camera : FujiFinepix 2800Zoom – Photo taken in my garden (Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa)
“A new season is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
- Author Unknown
My Cacti put up the most spectacular show of flowers last spring (2010) and I’m hoping to get some beautiful shots again this year. They were an absolute delight to the insects, with sweet nectar accumulating at the base of the flower, luring ants, bees, flies, and even a few wasps.
They are mostly used as ornamental plants, but some are also crop plants for fodder, forage, fruits, cochineal, and other uses. Numerous species have been used since ancient times by indigenous peoples for their psychedelic effects!