The first bloom opened today on one of the two Beavertail cacti in the garden. One is planted in a pot that sits by the driveway. The other is in the ground, recently transplanted to a a place that gets more sun than the spot I originally chose. The plant in the pot has done better. I love the look of the bright pink flowers of this plant against the blue-green stems. This plant bloomed on May 9 in 2009 and on May 29 in 2010, calculating botanical years of 385 days and 354 days, which average to 369.5 days, close to a calendar year.