Planting Cacti

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IMG_6588My neighbors set out these spiked plants late last year for the weekly dump pick-up. I liked the planters they were in and I felt sorry for the cacti so I hauled them to our back yard and there they sat, next to the hose and in the shade no less, until today.

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We have this fire pit that I turned into a planter in our front yard. Unfortunately, or fortunately for the cacti, the plants we planted in it last year didn’t make it.

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When the former fire pit dwellers met their end, I decided to relocate the prickly greenery to the fire pit planter.

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It was an ouchy business planting these guys! I finally had to abandon my gloves as they kept harboring thorns and resort to planting the cacti with my trowel.

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Once I had them potted though I realized that they were going to need a sunnier place than near the front door. So, I moved the whole thing to a brighter location under the Maple tree in the front yard.

That was my Wednesday afternoon activity. What did you do this afternoon?

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About Southern Adventuress

Transplant from California now living in Charleston, South Carolina after getting married in September 2010 to a Southerner. Join me as I reinvent my house on a strict budget, navigate the streets of my city; meet the challenges of pet ownership; and delve into education after institutional learning.

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