They have more blossoms on the driest years!
When we lived in Arizona,
we had a HUGE Prickly pear cactus tree in the front yard...
the white blossoms were so beautiful!
It wasn't until years later I learned why some years there were more blooms than others...the years that had the least amount of rainfall is when the cactus sends out blossoms to save itself.
I think about that sometimes and hope I am not that different under pressure.
I want to bloom under pressure.
*p.s. this was originally posted 04/09