Cactus flowers are a favorite of mine. There texture is like crisp smooth lettuce and come in many colors and shapes. I really love your collection and appreciate your knowledge of them. This is a very beautiful picture with a lot of detail. Bravo 👏 I think that’s why a lot of my succulents are flowering, I recently gave them all a feeding.
Aw, @docthrill thank you for the extremely kind words! ☺️ You're right, there IS something special about cactus flowers. Mostly I'm impressed by how such an unfriendly and glacially slow growing plant can put out such a delicate and pretty thing so quickly! I don't grow them for the flowers, but they're definitely a bonus. 😁 I'm always in awe of your collection as well. Succulents and tropicals thrive for you in ways that I'll never achieve, although you do inspire me to try! ✊🤩
Thank you for your kind words. If it were not for the greenhouse I couldn’t grow a lot of plants we have. Research too was my saving grace, I was terrible my first 6 months of gardening until I did those two things
@docthrill I hear you! Unfortunately a greenhouse isn't in the cards for me, at least for the foreseeable future. I research everything as best I can, but I do always have issues with most commonly accepted "norms" (average humidity/temperature/growing seasons/etc) not being applicable in my area. Always a learning curve! 😅
Strange! I feel like sometimes I'm missing some pics in my feed, bc ppl I'm following have pics that were posted recently that I've never seen or ❤️'d. I know they don't always notify me of comments, so sometimes I miss some. @philstalder
@philstalder Hardly ever! If I ever remember/feel ambitious enough to actually do it then I use a weak dilution of Cactus Juice, which I bought purely on the merit of it being the cheapest cactus fertilizer at Home Depot at the time. 🤣
@philstalder They don't NEED it, but they do seem to like it. It definitely makes a difference. I'm so lazy/sparing about fertilizing that one little bottle has lasted me 3 or 4 years. 😅 @heatherdirtyhands Thanks! It's a cast iron garden chair that I had sandblasted and repainted.
Wow, thanks @docthrill , that's high praise! ☺️ @philstalder , ugh same story here with the fertilizers! I'm SO BAD about it! 🤦🏻♀️ Cactus Juice comes in a small bottle, so I just keep it under the kitchen sink since I use it mostly to fertilize my indoor plants.