Thursday, July 22, 2010

our table-top cactus garden

We’ve had this planter for a couple years now. The plant that was in it never really took off, and I think that’s why I never really cared much for the planter. What a difference the right plant (or plants) can make! Sedum cuttings from the garden and a few $2 succulents from the orange big box store...
A set of 3 little cacti from IKEA…and wow!
We’ve got ourselves a pretty sweet little table top cactus garden.
But evidently my husband felt something was missing.
Because now we’ve got creatures in our garden. Meet Australopithecus boisei…
And Diatryma...

11 comments:

  1. Hi I just found you! I'm a new follower! Love the centerpiece and the creatures that live there! Looks like you love succulents as much as I do!

    talk to ya later!

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  2. that cactus garden is really power packed. there is a lot in a little bit of space. it is great.

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  3. I love it! The gorilla dude takes it to the next level of awesomeness.

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  4. How perfect for a tabletop where you can admire the little details. Just don't lean into the cactus when you're reaching for the salt and pepper . . . maybe I should put one of those on my table to encourage better manners at dinnertime!

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  5. Splendid! Perhaps your next cactus container could feature The Missing Link ?

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  6. How cute...great combination.

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  7. Small compositions like this one can be so rewarding in their detail. With the addition of your prehistoric friends, you never know what may happen overnight!

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  8. Candy, thank you for stopping by!

    BWM, "power packed"...I like it.

    Megan, he certainly does amp things up a bit.

    VW, ouch! Excellent point.

    Evelyn, thank you.

    ks, uhm...

    Darla, thank you.

    MulchMaid, omg...good point. I should find (or make) a small nest and get a few tiny eggs. I wonder how long it would take the husband to notice?

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  9. A husband and a sense of humor, a great combination!!!

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  10. I need to make a mental note, a tabletop succulent garden could make a really nice hostess gift when you need one. Who wouldn't want such a cool garden?

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