A couple weeks ago hubby and I drove to Belen NM to visit friends and gather rock (well I was there to gather rock). I did bring back about 500 lbs or more of beautiful desert sandstone, few Cottonwood branches, an old pottery tea pot, and a few pieces of cacti. I am not a cactus person at all so when I stepped on the prickly pear with sandals on I knew that it was coming with me.
We had stopped heading out of New Mexico at an old truck stop to stretch our legs and that is when I walked over the edge of parking lot, and not looking, stepped on the prickly cactus.
Hubby asking “are you alright?”
“Yes and thanks for the concern” as I mumbled. Then when I looked up again and over about a foot was the other kind of cactus all by itself. I think is the same ones that I saw in the ranchers fields with the cows about 4 or 5 tall and with flowers. Seriously, I am not a cactus or succulent person. I am a lush green flowering kind of gal. But…I had this tea pot which was given to me that I had to use somehow…
I did not have any special soil so I just mixed sand and some of my potting/compost mix together and put rocks on top. I do not know if this will work through winter but for now it looks so colorful and unique it may just grow on me.
I use just about anything to pot a plant. There are no limits to what you can do with something somebody else does not want!
Create. Inspire. Gardening without the rules!
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