Well actually this “l’il fella” only took second prize in its category in the Garden Club of Toronto’s horticultural competition at Canada Blooms, but it stole top prize in my heart. What I like is how it was just sitting there so unassuming. Sure there were lots of spring smells and pretty flowers but it’s just so encouraging to see that the stereotypically prim and proper garden-club set have a baudy sense of humor. I’m almost considering getting myself a ridiculously big hat (I want one regardless) and a membership.
Did I mention that the common name of Cephalocereus senillis is ‘Old Man Cactus’? Enough said.
Here I am signing books after my talk on growing food in the city. I cropped out the volunteer fast asleep on a chair behind me. Also not shown, an unnamed garden-world famous certain someone totally bogarting the book signing table.