Photo by Suzanne * July 21, 2012
Good Day everyone...hope this Saturday finds you all enjoying, relaxing and ready for the long Labor Day weekend! I just have a short post today, I think!
Above is my 'mini' cactus bowl. I do love succulents, but did not want to dig and plant a massive cactus garden this year...actually, it's been quite a few years since I've raised cacti. But, I always admire the tiny cactus at Home Depot and WalMart, so, I broke down and purchased a few, and, they are still faring well.
* The lighter colored 'roselike' plants are called 'String of Buttons'.
* The darker green ones are named 'Mini Pine Tree'.
(these two specimens are native of South Africa)
* Now, the pink cactus in the center is a 'Grafted Gymnocalycium'...in other words, it's two cacti in one. The pink part of the graft is pink because it is deficient of chlorophyll, thus, it cannot live on its own. So it is grafted onto a green cactus stalk, known as 'Hylocereus'. This cactus is indigenous to South-Eastern South America, and, it is strongly advised that you grow them indoors, or in a greenhouse. But, oh well, mine is on the front porch!
Here is what the Gymnocalycium looks like on its own:
*** And, now...this just in-across the wire from ***
photo by Suzanne * August 18, 2012
"Good evening folks! It has been brought to my attention that Susan from this blog...and, that other blog, is planning a little photo-sharing event. She asked me to tune in today to send her request for your participation. Susan loves windowsills (she's always taking pictures of her kitchen windowsill!) Her plan is to display various windowsills that have flowers, fruits/veggies, knick-knacks, or, nothing at all. However, Susan doesn't want to 'GRAB' them from the internet...she wants real 'downhome' photos from you, her blogmytes (OOPS! I mean blogmates)!
a technical glitch, no doubt!
Susan plans to run this post early in October, and would like to have your photos no later than September 25, 2012, and, she already has 2 windowsill photos! Trust me, it's not a contest...just fun, sharing with each other. So, please, if you would email a photo to her, she would be so excited!
Her email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for tuning in to MyTexasGardens! I remain gratefully yours..
'The pawn! (OOPS again, I mean, Shawn, aka Scooter, Scootie, etc.)
Please, please, have a safe Labor Day weekend!
And, We Thank!
" Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while,
But our hearts forever."