I’ve just raided the garden of my neighbors Brad and Dave (with their permission, and accompanied by their gardener) and filled in some spaces in these two little planters by my Studio. Those spaces, formerly occupied by interesting spiral seashells, were harvested by the dogs who removed them all and made an arrangement out of them on the lawn! Nope, not bones, boys, but it didn’t stop them from their larcenous ways.
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This Moss rose needed some paler companions.
Thanks, Brad and Dave, for filling in the empty spaces!
What did you do, Morrie?
Did the salt from the seashells make you thirsty, Diego?
I found a new little vivero where the woman does such unusual plantings. The first one pictured is planted in an empty oyster tin. Wish I had purchased the one that still had the lid attached! The Anthurium was planted in a coconut shell which was then covered in grass so it formed a tight ball. I unfortunately left it in the trunk of my car while I met a friend for lunch, and so the leaves and flowers all dried out and shriveled up a bit. Hope it will grow new ones! The third was planted in a small coconut shell with little legs added on. I have a feeling I’ll be visiting this vivero again! If you happen to live in the Lake Chapala area, the name of the inventive lady is Lety and her vivero is located across the carretera from Super Lake.
This Maguey has serrated leaves that I have found by experience can be dangerous, but they are so beautiful, that I keep them around anyway. And no, I never remember to wear gloves and sleeves when I work around them., and have the scars to prove it. They do flower, but not at the moment.