It’s that time of year–I start “decking the halls” (or walls, in this case) with all sorts of live greens. And no, I don’t make them myself.
I may go cut some fresh holly from my backyard, but for the most part, my holly grows in too much shade to make abundant berries–and I would much prefer to leave the berries outside for the birds to enjoy anyway.
So I splurge on these purchased things–and for the most part, I leave them up until well into Lent!
I used to get kissing balls but the last few years I’ve gotten these baskets. They seem to last a little better, and depending on what they’re grown in, I may get a bonus container at the end. The last couple of years when I had gotten “kissing balls” they seemed to disintegrate in January or February–well before I was ready to recycle them. These last better.
And I brought this home and set it in its usual spot and realized it was next to 2 pots of succulents which were frozen in place–so I had to re-think that placement in a hurry! As it turns out, I like this placement better–until our next snow, at least, when the Spoiler will blast it with the snowblower! I’ll have to hope my succulents thaw so that I can move them!
Usually I feature photos of zygo cacti here. I got to noticing how lovely their pistils and stamens were–like little fireworks. Enjoy!
The color on this zygo cactus is even redder than this photo shows. It looks orange red in this photo. It’s really lovely.
Unfortunately it is another un-named variety from a box store. But it’s a great performer!