Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to All

This year marks the second year for my Christmas Cactus, Opuntia christmaslightii. For an added touch, I pulled out some old clear lights and laid the strings along the ground over a good portion of the front garden. I really like the way the lights make the dried grasses and flowers glow in the dark, although my photography skills would not allow me to suitably capture the effect in a photo. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

7 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! Will the lights be out on the ol' Christmas prairie a few more nights?

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    1. Collagemama, I will have the lights on through the weekend, if I remember to flip the switch each night. Merry Christmas!

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  2. You too, over in Cactus and Cowboys land!

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  3. That looks great! I like the idea of running rows of lights through the grasses and might try that in my island bed next year instead of an extension cord.

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  4. Belated greetings but a Happy New Year to you and your garden.

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  5. I love your native garden. It seems every time I google a native plant for information, I end up at your blog. I'm in the process of starting my own native garden in my yard and I was wondering about all the seed heads you remove; have you, or do you ever give them away?

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    1. Anonymous, all of the seeds that do not land on the ground or are not eaten by birds end up in the compost pile. Do you want some seeds? I will give them to anyone that asks or will take them. I may not have much besides gayfeather right now. Maybe some coneflower, zexmenia, clammyweed, eryngo, and cowpen daisy.

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