Monday, March 14, 2011

Cactus Monday - Photos

I was lucky enough to get to go to the Chicago Flower and Patio Show last weekend. They had a section of flowers presented by people called House Plants. In this area that is what most cactus are, house plants.
They had quite a variety of cactus.
Some even won ribbons because they were so large, unusual or nicely (is that a word?) grown.
There were lots of succulents mixed in with the cactus. This seems like a common theme as they grow well together since they have about the same water requirements.
They had succulents displayed in ways that one might not usually think of doing. Isn't that why we go to these garden shows, to get ideas. I thought this one was quite dramatic.
I wanted you to know I was thinking about you. I hope you have a Happy Cactus Monday.
For more Cactus Monday treats go to Teri's Painted Daisies.

11 comments:

Evelyn said...

Nice photos. HCM Lisa.

messyfish said...

HCM! Love the love heart cactus at the end here!

Katiejane said...

I love going to these shows! That "hair" succulent is amazing, as is the "heart" one. Looks like you had a great time. I hope you got to see some of Chicago while you were there.

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

Wonderful photos! My favorite is the succulents in the head planter also. Really cool!

Margaret Ann said...

Love these photos...Bet it was fun to have a breath of spring...:) ...very rich and striking! :) HCM!

Mandy said...

Great photos! I also really liked the one with the head and the hear one!

Teri C said...

All these cacti look fab, happy and healthy! I know you had fun at this show and your garden will show it next summer.

❤HCM❤

Julie said...

Pretty little things! I like that curly Hoya in the head planter! Very cool!!!

steviewren said...

Lisa, I would love to exchange postcards with you. It may take me a bit to get it made. I've only got the weekends to work on art stuff. Email me....I seems to have lost yours.

SandyCarlson said...

I love these photos.

Quiet Paths said...

After this winter I've decided green is good! Always enjoy your cacti!