few hours flower

few hours flower

Manuel from La Almunya del Sur has sent us some fantastic pictures from the day we visiting the gardens last week. I have added them all in a separate category in the Gallery.

The photos above are of a flower on a cactus that is close to the entrance to the gardens. As we were leaving the gardens we saw the flower in bud. We were told that in a few hours it would flower and that a few hours later the flower would drop off.

We asked Manuel to take pictures of the flower when it opened and send them to us.

In the same entrance courtyard area there was another trailing plant up against the wall on the other side of the courtyard from the flowering cactus. On our way out Manuel showed us the thousands of seeds that were growing on the plant. He explained that they all dropped off the plant at the same time and said that the sound of it was like falling rain.

Thanks again to Manuel and Carlos for showing us round the gardens.