Upset that my "fruit" was not plumping out!
Ops- looks like they are flower buds
Definitely - flower buds and not the fruit
Spent flower and hopefully fertilized so that I have fruit!
After a few days of my disgust and worrying that maybe I planted a regular cactus and not a Dragon fruit cactus, it dawned on me that it was starting to look like a flower. Look how how gorgeous were those flowers. Like large Christmas cactus flowers. I quickly took the pictures before dashing off on our long drive to Berkeley to settle in daughter L. Now, I worry that those flowers might not have been pollinated and I will not get any dragon fruit....Had I been home, being the Asian gardener I am, I would have assisted in pollinating the flowers, paintbrush and all. Now, I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Around the time that I had the eureka moment about the dragon fruit, I found another pleasant surprise. A bunch of bananas forming on the banana plant! This was so amazing and unexpected, as I swear not more than 3 days before the discovery, I made a concerted effort to look at the banana clump to look for banana flowers. It has been a few years since we had any banana as we had been trimming out the clump. Hopefully the bananas will ripen before the weather cools down. Looking forward to eating "Ice-Cream" banana.
All is good in the garden. Look at picture updates of the other fruit trees and vegetable garden.
Mango and Strawberry Guava
Gorgeous crimson flowers and healthy fruits
Cousins! - Beet and Swiss Chards
Onions, shallots and onion flower heads
Sprouting potatoes for the fall crop