Sunday, May 23, 2010

This weekend, Project Front Yard

Our friends at friends Cactus Rescue told us about how the CSN Charleston campus is closing their Plant Nursery. Well we decided to take a quiet trip over on Saturday to see what they had to offer, and we picked up five plants and four cacti for $19. Their last day in business is May 31st. They are selling out quick but still have a bunch of stuff left. I recommend going over there and checking it out! It was well worth it for us.
One of the cacti we passed was planted into the landscaping. We talked to one of the guys that works there and told him how much we loved the cacti and how we wished they had some to sell. Well the great thing about cacti is, if you pull off a limb, you can use that limb to start a whole new cacti. Which I think is really really cool. So since they didn't have any cacti to sell, the guy just broke off a piece of what was there and gave it to us. I will be able to plant it in about a week.

Here are the small cacti we picked up. Two they gave to us for free, and the other two they charged us only $.50 a piece for. Below you can see how I planted them.

We didn't even notice until we got home that one of the cacti came with a stow-away. We didn't know if snails were good for the garden or not, but my friend Jarrett said that they will practically kill anything we have. We didn't know how to get rid of him, but this morning we went outside, and he was all dried up anyway so we didn't have to worry about anything.
And here is Lucy helping us decide where to place the plants.


Anonymous said...

(Trying to comment again).....U have the desert landscape that leads to your oasis in the back yard......Daddd (If this doesn't work, I am not commenting again)

Candy said...

This looks terrific.