Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wednesday Vignette, more Opuntia craziness

Last week's vignette reminded me of another opportunistic Opuntia I spotted in Arizona, this one in Tucson, in 2011. So, for this week's vignette I'm reposting photos and text from that post. Enjoy...

Now there’s something you don’t see everyday!
A Prickly Pear growing out of a Palm tree... A little crazy no? As I snapped these pictures the homeowner came out of the house to get in her car, she saw me and yelled “Isn’t that weird!”…we chatted a bit, I guess it just started growing one day and she’s just let it be.
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Aren't plants fun?

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    1. Opuntia don't need no stinkin' dirt!

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  2. Plants are indeed fun and weird.

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  3. Plants are so much fun! Glad the homeowner didn't mind.

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  4. "A Prickly Pear growing out of a Palm tree..." Did anyone else try to fit that into the Twelve Days of Christmas melody?

    Ok, not one, but two epiphytic opuntias. So strange. And yet, the evidence is undeniable. I love that the homeowner let it grow. I think my favorite part of gardening is when plants arrange themselves spontaneously, bonus points if it's weird and wonderful like this.

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    1. I look forward to your Twelve Days of Christmas, rewritten, next December.

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  5. and a conversation-starter for that homeowner

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  6. Totally crazy and fun! Happy she left it there : )

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  7. There's a palm nearby I'm tempted to tuck a few plants into now. What a fun thing.

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  8. I wonder if the day will come when the Opuntia is as big or bigger than the palm?

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    1. I can see it bending to touch the ground and eventually rooting there.

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  9. Wow. So you never figured out how it got​ there?

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    1. The homeowner didn't seem to have a clue.

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  10. Weird and wonderful indeed! But I would hate to wander into it - it looks like it's just at face height...

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    1. Maybe that's why there are two borders around it?

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