flower1 1100We found a set drawers in a dumpster and here’s one we made into a cactus garden. We used waterproof roofing paper and heavy duty plastic sheet to line the drawer – you could build on top of what’s there in terms of finish (we sanded – primed – and stapled some old potato sack and primed that as a white texture for the brush & ink.)

We found a soil that is cacti friendly and used some pebbles and oyster shells Mum picked from Morro bay beach. Note to self – remember to put some broken old clay pot pieces in for drainage (esp. if you plan to leave it out in the sun & rain) Cacti don’t like too much water. We water them once or twice a week and we gave a little organic feed and let nature do her thing. We bought the cacti at HomeDepot 5 months earlier and the poor things were giving us guilt trips when we looked to the garden and saw then fighting to survive – it made us happy to see them moved into a new Sm+Ko custom home – and we are learning to talk cactus. The large white flowers are spectacular to experience – looking like asparagus spears sprouting out from the side of a cactus – when we wake to these in full bloom – it’s perfect – so perfect that when we return from a day of work they have already closed and died…the last picture is what happens after a day of beautiful life, the whole thing (include “Asparagus-spears”)  dries out and eventually drops.

One of most inspiring life we recently experience.


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