The Desert’s Planted Out

1 May

As it says . . .






What is it they say in the acting profession? Never work with animals or children? Reuben helped by whacking Agave parryi with a shovel, while Arthurius decided lots of spiky things would be good to sit on. The scarring on the tall columnar cactus, psychotropic Trichocereus bridgesii, is due to last Summer’s wet weather. The Aloe striatula would be a lot taller, but again the rain rotted the main stem. But it’s ok folks, now we have a ROOF. I’m very pleased with it.

This year’s growing season is getting into its stride.


5 Responses to “The Desert’s Planted Out”

  1. Becca May 2, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Still love the Arthurius! What a fine specimen! Also all your happy cactus-y things under your roof! Here, we are eating zucchini about a foot long and the corn is about a foot high so the balance of nature is maintained. When we have seven-foot corn, we will presumably have seven-foot zucchini 🙂

    • thechthonianlife May 2, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      That’s his name now. One of his names anyway, along with dumbass, because he does things like sit on cacti.
      If I had seven foot zucchini to hand i’d have to have zucchini sword fights with the kids.

  2. Loree / Danger garden May 2, 2013 at 5:45 am #

    Looking good! Will the roof stay in place year round?

    • thechthonianlife May 2, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      Thank you. I think it will have to stay on, just to be safe.

  3. Mark and Gaz May 2, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Looking good already! And you even have the sun to complement it well 🙂 Looking forward to seeing its progress later in the season.

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