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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cactus Monday thrill...at least for me!!! LOL


I went out in the night and took these pics (with the flash, of course) of my weeded succulent tires...some of them anyway...thought you would like to see. Well, the one above was of my strawberry jar filled with Mother of Millions!
Please excuse that they need new dirt and top dressing...which probably won't happen till it cools down outside.

I think these bottom two are my favorite tires...filling in so nicely!

The only thing with using the tires for a garden is that I keep losing dirt all of the time...if I did them again, I would do two things differently. I would take something like a pizza pan with holes all in it to put between the layers of tires (between the top one and the tire just under it anyway)...(mine are 2-3 tires high)...and then put coffee filters all over the pizza plate and then fill with dirt...so I would not be losing soil all of the time.

15 comments:

Lynn said...

What a fun idea, please take a photo of the whole area so I can see where they sit and among what!
Very pretty as they fill out...yes!
HCM (tomorrow for me)

Urban Green said...

Hi Julie...
Lovely display. I liked the container in the first photo. looks interesting...

Evelyn Howard said...

The tires look great! I'm going to be looking out for things that I can use as pots!

I've forgotten about this, and your photo reminded me: when I was little, we had a plant that looked like Mother of Millions (I'm sure it was not it, but the leaf was similar). I used to place a leaf between the pages of my book, and after a few days, roots would have grown around it. LOL - I thought it was magic!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Oh your tire garden with cacti is wonderful. It is growing so well. You have such a nack for that. I wish I could do something around here...if they would grow...but its a great idea.
I love the little bug in there too.
hope you have a Happy Monday..
Judi
p.s. Try the apple cake and let me know what you think about it!

Teri C said...

Wow Julie, they are looking awesome!! I didn't realize the tires were that many.
Great advice for future plans.

HCM!

marianne said...

Wow like a magical night succulent safari!

HCM!!!

Outside In said...

So cool Julie!
Happy Cactus Monday!


-Cathy

studio lolo said...

These look wonderful Julie! And that header, WOW, what kind of flowers are those?

Diane AZ said...

Beautiful what you've done with those tires. I love all the colors and textures.

Judy Butler said...

So beautifully arranged. Judy

soulbrush said...

i do love the look with the flash on them. wowser, you have green fingers...xxxhcm fellow cactuteer.

Julie said...

Thanks everyone! The tires are a lot of fun for me, but certainly need more work...soon...as soon as air gets cooler!

Lolo...that flowering plant at top of the blog is nothing more than a lushly flowering Moss Rose, or Portulaca! I found it at Target, and it has been flowering non-stop now for months...all summer. I have it in full sun out on a table in the backyard!

MrBrownThumb said...

Julie,

That planted strawberry pot is such a good idea. Never would've occurred to me to plant succulents in them.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have a great Cactus/Succulent collection Julie. HCM.

InspireBohemia@gmail.com said...

Amazing! I love your arrangements and you have so many beautiful succulents and cacti!!!