|I loved this botanical print of the Cereus from|
|Our Saguaro before it tipped over!|
When we moved into our park model we had a Saguaro that was very old. It sat directly in front of our window. Summer before last the monsoons came and tipped the beauty over onto the street. It would have crushed our little doll house if it had fallen the other way. In the end it didn't matter...the Saguaro Cactus is a protected plant. I worried that someone would blame us. Did we water it too much?
|Night Blooming Cacti From Find My Banana Bread Man|
One of the two remaining specimen that we actually treasured was our Barrel Cactus. It was so fat that it had decided to take a nap in the flower bed. When we came back this January it was a rotten mass and the park will have to take it away too.
I am beginning to worry. There are people that protect these plants and I was even told that if I ever messed with the Saguaro in the front of our park model, I would be in baaaaaaddddd trouble. Yikes! The cactus police are at my door. Please send money...I may have to go to cactus jail...in Arizona. That is not a good thing.
+Kathleen McCoy loved her post on her cactus protection plan. She knows what to do!
Cactus should not be watered---ever.ReplyDelete
No cactus police. It is just very sad to see them die. You actually can save a cactus---they mostly have roots like grass and can be easily transplanted.
Sorry you have lost two.
BTW- a fat cactus is NOT a happy one.
During this cold snap I've seen plants in our park covered with grocery sacks, fabric, and other things. I wouldn't lose any sleep over a dead cactus. They are well equipped to reproduce themselves, as a species.ReplyDelete
No water!!! Yikes! I suppose I just loved these babies to death. They are such slow growers and the time is getting short so I want to hurry them (I think). I will plant a flower bed soon and continue to over water everything. No more cacti for me. ;). You can ever take the OREGON out of me.ReplyDelete