Or maybe I mean “A Sticker-y Situation”…
Because while cactus thorns can stick you I guess they aren’t technically stick-y. But anyway. We can do an English lesson on that another day. Right now I’m just worried about whether to say “cactus” or “cacti” or even “cactuses” while writing this post.In “Here is Yard Art”, you saw part of the cactus garden starting to take shape. The idea was to have mosaic art “sculptures” and a drought friendly cactus garden in the part of the yard with the driest soil. Before going into what it looks like now, I should give you some background on this section of the back yard.Twenty-plus years ago, this part of the yard looked like this. Apparently there wasn’t always a drought in the San Joaquin Valley.Here’s Mark in a photo from sometime in the 90s.And once I even had a flourishing zucchini plant there.But for the longest time it has just looked like this.Sunny the sunflower… “Nopales and More” if you’re new here, or if you would just like a quick review. famous sago palm from my previous post. yard art had to be placed and photographed in multiple locations and combinations until the “perfect” spots were found.
Just add water…
But if worst comes to worst, I guess I can always get more yard art!
9 thoughts on “A Sticky Situation”
I like it!
Coming along nicely. Those baby nopales are so pretty and I love the geckos. I have to say I wondered for a moment what exactly you were planning to grow when I saw the words ‘black gold’! As for the metal prickly pears… there’s a thing…
Thanks! I’m glad you like it! I think it looks pretty good, and there’s still room to plant a few more things…
Wish we had such a wonderfull garden!
Thank you! I’m hoping I can keep all the cacti alive out there!
Charlee: “Our Dada loves cactus!”
Chaplin: “He says he would plant them all over the backyard, but Mama won’t let him on account of the dog.”
Lulu: “And the dog appreciates that!”
Lol! I’m sure you do, Lulu! 😀🌵