Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Desert Flower?


My husband has this theory that if you just give plants water regularly they will grow.  Hence he took my languishing and dormant 2"-high cactus out of its (seldom-watered) pot and put it in our garden flower bed where it gets watered with everything else by our irrigation system (we have a borehole), twice a day for half an hour.  Voila. Desert flower? I think not.  Now it's even making babies on all sides.  Must be making up for lost time.

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  1. It is very beautiful, but I wonder how much is too much water? It may appear to be thriving and then develop rot.

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    1. Ach, you old pessimist. It's been doing OK for about a year now. Don't forget we are exceedingly dry in this part of the world, except for about six weeks in winter. I'll keep an eye on it then

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    2. Well desert stuff usually needs very little water, you said you were watering it twice a day for 30 minutes, damned wet desert. But if it is doing OK after a year, it must be OK.

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