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Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Cactus Monday and my Cowpeas!

My peas after just 4 days of being planted! They are very vigorous!!!

Some of my cactus and succulents...hope everyone has a great day!!!



18 comments:

marianne said...

Have to lookup what cowpies are..... they certainly grow
That last cactus is a bit funny;)
HCM!!!

Aerelonian said...

Those peas do look great. That cactus is really funny! Here are what the castor beans look like here:
http://plant-zone.blogspot.com/2009/08/municipal-gardens.html
I think in your climate they'll grow into trees but you should be able to cut them down every year so they stay small.

Aerelonian said...

I should maybe mention here that they are poisonous. So if there is anything that will eat the foliage I wouldn't plant them. They also produce poisonous seeds. You can prevent this by cutting off the flowers though and the pods take a long time to develop so you should be able to find them before they open.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

If that last one wasn't so prickly I would think snake. HCM.

soulbrush said...

they all look so wonderfully healthy. hcm cactuteer.

Claude said...

I think I recognise some of those cacti... hmmmmm...

Castor beans produce Ricin and are poisonous. I think in Florida they're considered a noxious weed, and they will grow to huge proportions. There are some that have escaped into the wild, I know.

Claude said...

and should we tell marriane that a cowpie and a cowpea are two entirely different things?

Lynn said...

Fun to watch plants grow.
Oh, that droopy cactus is too funny.
HCM

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wow! on the the Cowpeas. That is quick. What an interesting cactus the last photo, the missouri foxtail.

About my roses, I have 22 rose bushes. I need to do a post showing where they are planted. I still want a few more. : ) It all started with one mini rose bush about nine years ago. That rose is still doing well.
Happy gardening.

Teri C said...

Boy, those plants sure sprang up fast!
Funny looking cactus, you need to fatten him up.

HCM❤

Claude said...

Castor oil does come from castor beans.. the oil can be separated from the solids in the bean... the solids are what contains the poison. However, making it at home would be very risky.

Historically, there are a few famous murder cases that involved Ricin... but almost all poisonings are accidental nowadays. I really wouldn't recommend the plant around the grand-kids...

faroutflora said...

Can I just say..it is not kids, but cacti do the strangest things. Matti

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Julie.... Love seeing your succulents. That last cactus looks like snake.

Hope you are doing great down there in Florida.
Hugs,
Betsy

Evelyn Howard said...

Hey Julie
These are looking really beautiful. The yellow one (3rd photo is stunning)

ps. The aloe at the botanical gardens is aloe placalis. I saw it at the nursery once but didn't have the space for it. I love it.

Harahel said...

Good evening.
The last photo is very funny. Looks like a cat's tail...
Have a good night!

yoon see said...

I can't believe my eyes. These babies are beautiful! Love your cowpeas, they are growing very well! I am great here and I love your cactus and succulents too.
My favourite shots are the first, third and bottom shots. Incredibly beautiful!

Ashraf shreif said...

Hello my friend Julie
Very nice dish and i love your Gasteria .... Have a nice day

Bethany said...

love love love your plants.
uh, that last one, wow.

so exciting to see your cow peas up. they are so pretty. get me excited for my own seeds.
pea planting this weekend.