Although I surround myself with green grass and plenty of flowers--I secretly I like my cactus the best. They are a symbolic recreation of me--tough skin, slow growing, minimal care, and likes plenty of sunlight. This is in stark contrast of what others' perception of me may be!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Cactus and Succulents
My small patio is filled with cactus and succulents. I don't even try to remember all the species. I am drawn to the unusual shapes and the potential flowers. Best of all, they thrive with far less care than most plants. Of course, that is on my list of retirement requirements--Do As Little As Possible! My latest purchases are Lithops, known as living stones. There are over 40 species and more than 90 varieties of Lithops. The pebble-like succulents will have white or yellow flowers in the fall. I hope mine will live that long. They aren't the easiest to grow. I have them in my kitchen window, getting strong light for about 8 hours per day.