These fabulous new additions to my cactus collection do not have thorns, spines, glochids, trichomes, hooks, needles, or any other exterior unpleasantness. They are soft, squishy and perfectly huggable!
|Outside on a visit with their spiny cousins|
|Completely crocheted, from the pots all the way to the flowers|
Happily (for me), she developed a case of compulsive cactus-crocheting earlier this summer and ended up surrounded by them. I was thrilled to be the recipient of some of her incredible handiwork.
|This is Cornelius, who resembles |
Carnegiea gigantea, the saguaro cactus.
|The saguaro Source|
|This is Stanley - his shape is similar to |
Stenocereus thurberi, the organ pipe cactus.
|The organ pipe cactus Source|
So I now have miniature representatives of the two iconic cacti of the great and beautiful place that I live – the Sonoran Desert. And I can keep them inside, and I don’t have to worry about over- or underwatering them.
Thank you, lovely blog friend Urban Rustic, for the beautiful cacti!
Have you received an unexpected and/or hand-crafted gift recently?