Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Update on Spike

Last year, on July 2nd, I wrote a post about a new cactus we purchased and planted in the front driveway. I asked readers to Name My New Cactus . Bunnygirl suggested "Spike" which is the name I went with. Spike is doing well, growing quickly (well as fast as a cactus can) and lost his training sticks

Above left: Spike back on July 2nd. If you look closely you can see the top of cactus is below the ledge. Above right: Last week, in just a year, Spike has grown higher than the top of the ledge. All those cactus vitamins and warm sunshine seem to be working. Ahhhh the life of a cactus....
-Rick Rockhill


Anonymous said...

You got a green thumb! Must've been that rain...Every bit counts!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

spike looks very happy. i was wondering how you got him home and planted though!

smiles, bee

Mo said...

Training sticks - LOL
Go Spike, Go!

er, or is that Grow Spike, Grow!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Well, "Spike" is beauitiful! AND, very healthy looking, too. As you know my whole garden is Cactus and Succulants, and I am pretty sure I have a relative of 'Spike's" in my Garden...! I think these plants are like Living Sculpture. Actulally, not "Like"...They ARE living Sculpture.

kenju said...

Naomi will love him!

Olivia said...

Spike? He doesn't look like a Spike at all, nope, not at all! :P

But don't ask me why the name Betsy just popped into my head. Imagine, a cactus named Betsy.

jackie said...

spike is getting tall and lanky, but handsome nonetheless.

WAT said...

Yeah, what must it be like to even be a cactus I wonder.


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