Summer flowers in pastel
When I passed by these most perfect poppies on one of my runs the other day, I couldn't resist to run back and pick some. Such a pity the petals dropped an hour later, but there will be seeds to sow next fall. And the dried poppies make for nice wall bouquets as well!
Also, two cacti have been flowering! For both of them it was their first time and before they bloomed I wondered what colors they would be... turned out both cacti (not from the same mother plant) were almost the same color: a soft lilac pink. See a theme going on here?
Blooming perfection, right?
This one bloomed on my birthday: 3 blooms that reach for the sky! Quite fitting when you're in your thirties, right?
When you're this pretty you are allowed to watch yourself in the (pink) mirror like an narcisissist ;)
To be honest, both cacti got more light than usual this spring and summer, after a fresh/cold winter, which probably made them bloom this season. As most of my cacti got invested with mealy bugs, I placed them all outside and let the ladybirds do their thing. It's a messy bunch, but they're doing better, the ladybirds are having a feast, but the cacti are not entirely safe yet... I may need to start some alcohol spraying soon.