There are three cacti
that need to be replaced.
Two are cholla and the third got
hit hard by cactus bugs.
This cactus was once pretty attractive - nice blooms in the spring.
It appears there are a number of babies so we'll salvage them.
found a number of seedlings while rooting around.
Cactus, I don't worry too much about keeping the roots moist.
Just don't take too long transplanting them.
easiest way to do this and not get stuck is using a method similar to
1. Dig a number of furrows.
2. Pick the cacti up by the roots and lay them on right side
of the furrows.
3. Fill in the furrows from the left, which pushes the cacti
back to upright.
4. Tamp down and water.
The transplated crop.
These guys are growing well and I have managed to give a few away too!
these are the replacements.
I had a gift certificate
and bought a Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) for $34.00 and
split it in half,
making it realtively inexpensive.
July 2007 - Doing Fine
And this is a pot of a
small opuntia, supposedly native to Nevada.
I have not seen this one
before so we'll see what transpires.
this transpired September 3, 2006.
This web stuff is actually kind of neat. How many times have
you planted something and
a couple years later forgot what it actually was and when you planted