George Padgett could not believe it when he saw the first bud on the cactus he had been raising for about five years.
“I was just awestruck at the time,” he said.
He still isn’t sure what type of cactus he is raising, though he suspects it’s a type of barrel cactus. He had never seen a bud before, though.
The bud eventually bloomed for about a day and then died, setting the pattern for occasional buds Padgett would see after that.
After the cactus’s first bloom, more followed.