Sunday, November 15, 2009

Cactus Garden Preview

This is what I`ve been doing for a week.
One hour every morning before work.
I got a jump on it last Sat. (A week ago), when I had six guys in to help build a new parking area, up by the street.
I expect a load of Pea Gravel to be delivered this week to cover all the plastic sheeting, put down to prevent weeds from growing.
It`s not the nicest spot to be crawling around in pulling weeds.
The cactus area is almost 40 feet long by 13 feet wide.
Use of these kind of plantings bring down the cost of watering to zero.
I still have a bunch of cactus to go in, but that`s something that I do all year as I collect more & more.
When it`s completed, I`ll post more individual shots of the specimens.
Have a spine free week.
BTW, I did collect a few hundred tiny fine spines from one particular cactus, while one of my workers had a large cactus spine go through his work shoe.
I pulled that one out with pliers, as for mine, I burnt them off with a lighter, leaving them flush with the skin & not so aggravating. I got away without burning my fingers too much either.


Knucklehead said...

That`s the driveway down to my private paradise to the right of the image.

AndiF said...

That is so cool. I can't wait to see the completely finished project and the individual plants.

Oh yeah ... that was a gorgeous sunset you snuck in along the spines.

NDD said...

Hey, I can picture that cactus garden location!

I'll bet it took a little expenditure of energy to prep that area.

And good to know there'll be something new to see should I happen stray off'n the PCH, down the trail a piece.

Looks like you're off to a great start on that cactus garden.

It'll be fun to see further progess!