Another One Bites The Dust

Screen Shot 2016-02-23 at 8.26.42 AMWell, darn!  I’m discovering the cacti and succulents aren’t all that easy to grow.

They’re not at all like other house plants that thrive on a little bit of coddling and a little bit of neglect.   Indoor plants (pathos, prayer plants) and outdoor plants (ajuga, monkey grass) have always rewarded me by growing and spreading.  Eventually I’d invite friends to come and take some away.

But cacti and succulents …. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!  If I water them when they don’t want to be watered even if the soil feels bone dry, they die.  If I neglect them, they shrivel up and die.

Au revoir, Agave.  I loved you well but not wisely.

Beware – Pot Heads

A few years ago, I made several planters with definite personalities.  They stayed in the closet until my friend, Jessica, needed something special for a client.  This particular client has a running joke with his mother:  their gifts to each other somehow involve the brain.  So, Jessica wanted to use brain cactus and fortunately, her cacti matched up perfectly with my pot heads!