I know it’s been a while since our vacation in Arizona and I have several posts here about our vacation but I wanted to make a special of the cacti and the succulents I saw over there. I loved seeing them in their own habitat !
OPUNTIA-ON- THE- ROCKS
THE WORLD FAMOUS SAGUARO, IF YOU KNOW THEY GROW ONLY A FEW INCHES EACH YEAR CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW OLD THIS ONE IS ? THE FIRST ARM GROWS WHEN HE IS 100 YEARS OLD !!!!
OPUNTIA SANTA RITA
ON THE LOOK OUT
THIS HAIRY CACTUS IS CALLED : OLD MAN OF THE ANDES
THIS IS THE FAMOUS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIR
I think I’ll have to do more than one blogpage about this cos I still have so many to show.
Have a great week all !
My grapes in the greenhouse are growing like mad, I never had so many grapes before. It is a young grapevine and it has been growing in my greenhouse for about 3 years now I think and it thrives and grows and grows, I can hardly keep up cutting the long branches who don’t carry fruit.
IT IS A VARIETY THAT LOOSES EXESS GRAPES BY THEMSELVES THAT’S WHY THE BUNCHES HAVE AN ABNORMAL SHAPE.
I HAVE TO USE ALL MY IMAGINATION TO KEEP THE BIRDS OUT OF THE GREENHOUSE, SO FAR THE BEST IS TIN FOIL AND LOTS OF IT.
I hope all is well with you all !
It’s definitely flowertime in the garden alas the rain and the wind can ruin it in no time, the weather is very unstable, one moment it looks like Summer with a blue sky and sun, the next the sky is grey and we get lots of rain or worse ; a thunder storm. So we enjoy the moments we can and when the bbq falls into the water we move to the kitchen and bake our meat in a fryingpan :D….
YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THESE BLUE LOBELIA’S
HYDRANGEA, ALWAYS PRETTY AS A PICTURE
CAN YOU SEE THE WHITE CRABSPIDER ?
PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELLIOT
ONE FLOWER OF A HOSTA FLOWERSTALK
THIS IS THE FULL PLANT
FUCHSIA’S, YOU JUST CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY OF THEM !!!
MALLOW OR MALVA
NO GARDEN WITHOUT ROSES, THIS ONE IS ROSA THE PILGIM
I hope you are all having a great Summer or Winter if you live in the South part of the world.
Thanks for visiting !