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Old 05-29-2019, 04:42 PM   #16
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That orchid is gorgeous!
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Beautiful pics ladies.
Linda I remember last year’s pics too
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I found this that seems to answer why they've only started blooming in the past few years:

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Organ Pipe Cactus can live to over 150 years in age, and will only produce their first flower near the age of 35. Organ pipe cactus will bloom in May and June, opening its white, creamy flowers only at night. Flowers will close up again by mid-morning, and very rarely remain open into the afternoon. This leaves very little time for daytime pollinators to feast on the sweet flower nectar. Lesser long nosed bats do most of the night pollination, and over the centuries, have developed a unique relationship with these cactus.
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:31 AM   #19
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quoted from the Organ Pipe National Monument website.
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Thank you! That is fascinating! Yeah, they came with the house, which we bought in December 1993. They must have been 11 years old at that time.

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Old 05-31-2019, 11:18 PM   #20
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More flowers!
https://www.facebook.com/46825747725...1709763575287/

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Ooooo those are relaxing!

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Old 06-07-2019, 03:50 PM   #22
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Showing signs of change.

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That is so cool!!!
I think cacti can be stunningly beautiful!

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2 weeks later but not much change.

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Oh that is still a noticable change!

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Seemed faster last year. Is it the weather?

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I don't know last year seemed very slow to me.

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And now after only two days. Also, here is another one I haven't shown you lately.

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I loved that slideshow!

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I love these. I am so excited to see them at full bloom.

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