Thursday, January 4, 2018

My new (strange) Cactus hybrid...

On Christmas morning there was a strange plant under the Opuntia Christmas tree. At first, in the dim morning light, I wasn't sure what it was...

I could see there was a flower at the top, it looked a little like an Amaryllis.

There were flower buds, and odd leaves.

And the whole thing seemed to be growing out of a pot within the nursery pot.

How strange it was.

Of course once I turned the lights on I could see what it was.

And that my husband had had some fun with our Kate Blairstone wrapping paper.

The plant itself is pretty cool...

But the hybrid is a knock-out!

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21 comments:

  1. That was clever! I hope you left the flowers in place for the time being - there's plenty of time to channel your inner Morticia when the weather warms enough to move the plant outside.

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    1. They did stay in place for a couple of days, then I potted the plant up for a IAVOM mantle display and they came off.

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  2. When I saw the first photo I knew something wasn't right, and thought maybe your creative husband had made the entire plant. But enhancing it with the wrapping paper was very clever. So fun!

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    1. He's a clever one! I should have taken a photo with the rest of the gifts, it was cool how it belonged there.

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  3. Nice gift and a fun way to brighten up the winter. He did a great job with that wrapping paper which is not easy with a cactus.

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    1. Not easy at all! I wonder if he got any spikes in his fingers?

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  4. What a neat gift and very clever.

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    1. Probably about as long as he had me. Of course my "just woke up" brain is easily messed with.

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  6. How fun! That Andrew is so creative!

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  7. Can't wait to meet Andrew! I've been a fan since his art first appeared on the mantle!

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    1. What a nice thing to say! Hopefully he'll make himself available and not just go hide out in the bookstores.

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  8. I knew Andrew was very clever, I didn't know he possessed such splendid scissor skills! He might be a keeper.

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    1. You should see him work an x-acto knife!

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  9. Nice enhancement, Andrew! The fun surprises of being married to an artist. :)

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  10. You gotta love a guy who embellishes so beautifully. What a doubly delightful treat.

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  11. How crafty and thoughtful of Andrew. I can hardly wait to see his website, once its up and running.

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    1. Ya...we need to get working on that...

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