The title is a quote from this video. No truer words have been spoken.
Spring must be in the air because I bought two cactus plants this week. The first is some kind of barrel cactus with beautiful burgundy spines (photos are forthcoming). The second is the plant seen in the photo above. I just bought it not an hour ago on an outing to the post office. It’s a Rhipsalis capilliformis, and the forth pencil cactus I have grown. I kind of like them, a lot. You can see another in my collection over here.
This week’s purchasing frenzy stems from a sudden impulse to fill my workspace with cheery cut flowers. And I’m not the only one. Over the course of the week, I passed several people on the street carrying bouquets. However, I generally don’t buy cut flowers due to the many problems with the floral industry and because I am inherently cheap. Frankly, I can get a living plant that will offer years of joy for the same price as a bunch of flowers that will be in the compost bin next week. The choice seems obvious.
Besides, the other cactus (not pictured) is blooming! Real blooms, not one of those stuck-on with super glue messes.