Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tragedies and Triumphs

My favorite cactus, Melocactus matanzanus, potted in my favortie clay pot, has turned to mush! I take full resposibilty for its demise. Overwatering is the reason this happened, and its clearly my fault! I am so ashamed! I was preparing it for a blue ribbon for next year's Cactus and Succulent Society Show. Well, at least the pot can be reused.

While walking throught the neighborhood, I spotted this Saguaro in bloom, and life became bearable once again. You can see the hole where the woodpeckers did their thing, and where cactus wrens take up residence for incubating eggs. It doesn't hurt the cactus at all.


Julie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your mushy cactus...but you are right...who cares, with Saguaro Cactus in your neighborhood! :) I'm jealous!!! Lovely pic!

My LIttle Family: said...

I don't accept the blame for mature plants that die; afterall, they are adults and can make their own choices. I believe in the terms "failure to thrive" and "sudden plant death". That's my story and I am sticking to it!