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

8 comments:

Lois Grebowski 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
xxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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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