The more I look at these the more they look like papel picado …
A recent cactus fiend
A shot from above
How do these get watered?? Squirt gun? :p
Well, it’s only once a month, but I have to get out the ladder and stand on the top step!
What?! Almost 300 likes/reblogs. That is crazy! Just watered again today. One more time until they return outside.
For the first time in two years, I’ve failed to create a panorama update in a long time - over two months to be exact (unless you count the Cleon/Icemaggedeon post). Of course, things look drastically different from then …
Due to Holiday traveling and sciatic pain, I haven’t been able to enjoy the pleasant 60-80 degree days that have been sprinkled amidst the rainy, foggy, or otherwise freezing Texas winter days. This means all the damage from the early December ice storm has been left in situ. My back seems to be on the upswing, as does the weather, so hopefully I can get out and trim back the Opuntia englemannii. I’m going to observe the Agave salmiana and smaller Opuntia for a while before I do anything drastic, but I’ve already begun planning what would take their places based on which plants fared exceptionally well during the storm.
We also need to trim out the pampas grasses before they start thinking about growing again - which always seems to come out of nowhere - and a week of dry weather would be much appreciated to run over the yard with the lawnmower to clean up after the dogs.
In less than three months, my blog will turn three years old! 2013 marked a few firsts for me including a giveaway in February with the winner taking home a collection of Opuntia cuttings. Then, with the help of randomc, flora-file, and batesnursery, I launched the first ever Tumblr Spring Botanical Art Show during April and May, with paddym01 taking the crown. The separate tumblr blog that I created for the contest, along with many hours of brainstorming, dreaming, and scheming, led me to create my own business, Botanicality, that has resulted in an Etsy shop and my first home business - and a lot of brightly painted dinosaurs.
What does 2014 bring? For one, an office makeover to better use it as my workspace. It will likely bring some new focal point plants in the garden after the ice storm, Cleon, destroyed some major agaves.
Many thanks to my followers for their reblogs, likes, and content. You have expanded my world in many exciting and unexpected ways. Happy 2014 and enjoy the review!
Mammillaria heaven. Can anyone name them all? Might have a prize if you can …
Still no winner on this one …
In the land of few cacti for a week. Time to reblog.
We have finally broken above freezing, but Icemaggedeon / Cleon 2013 hasn’t ended yet because there is no sun to send it all away before we freeze again tonight.
I went out and snapped a few more pictures this afternoon - with some interesting results to come!