My holiday cacti and succulents.(1)

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 !

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OPUNTIA-ON- THE- ROCKS

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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 !!!!

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AGAVE

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OPUNTIA SANTA RITA

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AGAVE

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AGAVE

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AGAVE TEETH

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EUPHORBIA

 

 

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ON THE LOOK OUT

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THIS HAIRY CACTUS IS CALLED  : OLD MAN OF THE ANDES

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THIS IS THE FAMOUS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIR

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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 !

 

 

 

 

 

TAX LIBERATION DAY

Just to give you a clue of how much taxes we pay in Belgium ; as of today  the money we earn is for ourselves, the money we earned from January 1st till July 26 th is for taxes !!!!! and this year the tax liberation day is earlier than ever ! Our social system is good but we pay a very high price for it !

 

 

MAD GRAPES

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.

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IT IS A VARIETY THAT LOOSES EXESS GRAPES BY THEMSELVES THAT’S WHY THE BUNCHES HAVE AN ABNORMAL SHAPE.

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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 !

FLOWERS FLOWERS FLOWERS

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….

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YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THESE BLUE LOBELIA’S

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HYDRANGEA, ALWAYS PRETTY AS A PICTURE

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CAN YOU SEE THE WHITE CRABSPIDER ?

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PASSIFLORA CONSTANCE ELLIOT

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ONE FLOWER OF A HOSTA FLOWERSTALK

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THIS IS THE FULL PLANT

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FUCHSIA’S, YOU JUST CAN’T HAVE TOO MANY OF THEM !!!

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DAYLILLY

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MALLOW OR MALVA

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NO GARDEN WITHOUT ROSES, THIS ONE IS ROSA THE PILGIM

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GERANIUM

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LANTANA

I hope you are all having a great Summer or Winter if you live in the South part of the world.

Thanks for visiting !