I went out to weed my succulent tires tonight. It's usually an easy task in the tires that do NOT hold CACTUS! In the center of this one below, was a long thin weed. I had to try and pull it out and not break it in the process...all the while keeping my fingers away from these teeney tufts of stickers (spines). They are fine little tufts of needles and they stick into your hand and take quite a while to wash/rub out! It reminded me of playing the old childhood game Operation. I felt if I touched the edge of the cactus, a "BEEP" would ensue! LOL!!! I never did get that weed out by the roots! Rats!
I happened to notice that this cactus that used to have a name (and I forgot what it was...oh yeah...now I rememeber...it's name is Oscar Meyer! LOL...sorry...no offense intended...it just makes me think....I mean...I'm just sayin.....), has some new growth coming out of one of the ends of one of the "appendages" of it. I have shown it in a few shots here gradually moving out so you can see the whole plant! It is a very nice cactus...it's spines are not quite as treacherous as the top plant!
Uh-oh...you can see some of the weeds I was working on removing here! :)
This last cactus has some large and colorful newish spines atop it! And how about that interesting beige looking growth on the top left? Looks like some new spines protruding! If you click on it, you can see it better, I hope. So these are just some cactus notes for tonight.