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The sun was shining.  It was warm. I headed off to the garden center To find plants for the Garden Bones Lilies and Hibiscus and Ferns What I bought was a Coral Cactus Grown by Costa Farms In Florida The directions said to water her infrequently Keep her in bright light Suitable for a desk I wondered whose desk is in high-noon-desert light? She’s sitting on the porch ledge against the screen… Read More

Yesterday, I posted a cactus flower.  My artsy cactus flower.  The truth is that the wind was blowing the cactus plants all around, and I was doing my routine St. Vitus number with the camera so the flower was out of focus.  I did have one photograph that was reasonably focused, but I liked the artsy one.  Now, that’s downright silly.  It showed you nothing about what a cactus plant and its… Read More

This cactus is blooming beside the drive-thru menu outside the barbecue restaurant where I order my sandwiches about once a week.  The plants have been there as long as I can remember, and the restaurant is very old.  The blossoms are lovely in the late spring.  I always enjoy looking at them.   The prickly pear cactus is native to Texas.  I am certain that the American Indians must have named their… Read More