|Safety first - gloves and bbq tongs|
Sunday, November 23, 2014
I like cactus - perhaps they reflect my prickly nature. Because they require little water and the mule deer don't eat them, they are perfect for my high desert patio. Last summer I found a ton of them on clearance at Home Depot - they were cheap so I picked up about 8. They have been sitting around waiting and finally yesterday, I got around to potting them. Working with cactus is a dangerous proposition so I wear thick rubber gloves and try not to handle them. My solution was a pair of BBQ tongs that I used to arrange them in the pot. Then I used a melon baller to put the soil between them all the while wearing my gloves. I have to say I did not get bitten once. I added a couple of skulls and skeletons so they could fit into the theme of this blog. Pathetic really!