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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Happy Cactus Monday, ya'll!

GOLDEN BARREL CACTUS

I visited Heathcote Botanical Garden for an art and plant sale on Saturday, where I came upon these cactus and succulents, and more. Here are my favorites.

BLOOMING ALOE

My dream plant...PACHYPODIUM SANDERSII

BLOOMING CROWN OF THORNS

A healthy OPUNTIA...(nice green, eh?)

and as we were leaving this cute little roly-poly SNAIL, said "Hurry back, ya'll"!!

23 comments:

Hermes said...

Wish I could turn my slugs to stone!

Margaret Ann said...

Awesome photos...as always...you never disappoint :)...love the aloe bloom..so peachy and yummy in color! :) HCM!

soulbrush said...

ha ha i love hermes' comment. and aloes, now that reminds me of south africa, there they grow in abundance and are protected, no icking or jail!!happy cm fellow cactuteer.

Claude said...

Great plants... but it was a sale... didn't any of them follow you home? I certainly wouldn't have been able to just leave them there...

Outside In said...

Beautiful!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Cactus Monday. I love your new plants. That little snail is a cutie.

deepazartz said...

The pictures are beautiful! Esp the Snail :)

Outside In said...

Forgot to mention I posted Happy Cactus Monday too.

Happy Cactus Monday!

messyfish said...

I am really loving the golden barrel cactus! and a blooming aloe? this is the first time I have ever seen one. must be happy (or maybe the climate down here does not suit). HCM!!

marianne said...

Wonderful pictures!
never seen a aloe bloom!!! great!

Happy Cactus Monday!

marianne said...

Ps Love your new blog-look!

yoon see said...

Happy cactus Monday! What a great finding!

walk2write said...

You're lucky to live so near a botanical garden. Closest one here is Bellingrath, in Alabama near Mobile. Did the garden you visited belong at one time to a wealthy family? Seems like many of them in the U.S. started out that way, including the one in St. Louis--one of my favorites. All the pics you took are lovely, but I'm particularly smitten with that one of the aloe.

Julie said...

These plants were all actually part of the garden there, so they were not for sale...I was looking for a way to sneak out that Pachypodium though!!! LOL!

Teri C said...

You need to move to Arizona the way you love succulents and cactus. We see these everywhere! Great photos Julie!

HCM!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful cactus there and I’ve always wanted to buy a barrel cactus but I’m not sure where to put one in my yard. The Crown of Thorns is very interesting and if love the flower on it. The snail it too adorable.

Diane C. said...

Nice to see some of my long time favorites and also some cool-looking plants that are new to me like crown of thorns and the pachypodium. The snail couldn't be any cuter!

Pea said...

wow.. what an display! Love all of them!

studio lolo said...

great photos! I never gave catus any thought one way or another before cactus Monday! Now I'm glad I take the time to notice them :)

Aiyana said...

I covet that snail! How cute. My P. saundersii is all leafed out now. It still hasn't fattened up--it just like to grow upward.
Aiyana

Stapeliad said...

Beautiful photos...I would have loved to go to that show/plant sale with you.

:)

Serena said...

LOVE the blooming Aloe!

Pouty Lips said...

My favorite is the blooming Aloe. Happy belated Cactus Monday fellow cactuteer.