These next two were planted outside on March 30, 2008 - here's the link to the original post when that happened, so that you can see they've definitely grown in almost a year... http://lpfleamarket.blogspot.com/2008/03/winter-hardy-cactus.html
The first is an Echinocactus texensis, common name of Texas Horse Crippler. (How it got that name is in the above post, so I'm not gonna repeat it here.) Of course, if you look at the tag, it says Texas Lace Cactus. I think that's supposed to be a politically correct 'nice' name. I've never heard it before I saw it on this tag thought... It's about doubled in size, but it's still probably not big enough to bloom...
The next plant, I was afraid I was gonna lose this winter. Mammillaria sonorensis v. craigii... misidentified in the above post as a M. meiacantha... The thing is, this species isn't supposed to survive our winters here... All the references I checked say it's not hardy above zone 9 and I'm on the line between zone 7 & zone 8. Here's a link that shows this plant covered with ice this winter... http://lpfleamarket.blogspot.com/2009/01/well-i-finally-crawled-out-to-see-what.html
Well, not only did it survive, if you look close, you can see flower buds beginning to emerge.
So, it looks like I'll have some pics for you... I've never been able to predict blooms on Mamms though. Sometime it'll look like another week before they open, and they'll explode the next day. Other times I practically wait for a full bud to open and it'll take a week. Kind of annoying... but I'll keep my eyes open for pics.