Hah ha ha! That’s the way rumors get started! You saw the picture so you believe me, but is it true? Do you know for sure? Can chameleons not turn blue? Or is it just the Florida chameleons that can turn blue?
Now you may also choose to ask what this has to do with cactus and a blog about cactus, and the connection is that when cactus were first being cultivated for the trade in the 1920s in England, the lead nurseryman, Sir Albert Frosher, was also a chameleon fancier, and so ever since cactus and chameleons have been paired. It’s traditional!
This time it’s from Edmonton, Canada. Can it be considered local if it’s from the frozen tundra of Western Canada? Sure!
Question: This year I am planning on creating living plant gifts for birthdays and special occasions. Specifically, I want to make cactus bowls and I was hoping you could give me some advice on how I could do this. Thank you for all your great advice.
Answer: Cactus planters are easy to make and even easier to maintain, perfect for those of you with a brown thumb. All you need is a dish or bowl large enough to hold some soil, a layer of pebbles and cacti….
Interesting list there. Some generic opuntia options, and then a couple very specific species. I wonder why this particular Aloe? And that particular Echinopsis? Has the writer been trading in cactus futures?
I could tell you they come from an interior design blog that looks to inspire people to better design, but then you would have to assume that there is something about these cactus chairs that is inspirational and clearly that is not so.
This one is yellow. That is an inspirational color for modern home decor? You could have a yellow stove top to match or a yellow kitchen table?
This one compresses when you sit on it. Maybe it’s not so inspirational for your interior design but it is very inspirational for your photography. I think I like this photo of a headless man squishing a cactus ottoman. I’m now inspired to take headless photos with squishy objects. Yes!
It’s inflatable, it’s bouncy, and it’s got cactus.
What more could you want for your party?
Unfortunately the website is for the manufacturer in China, not a local rental outfit. So you’d have to buy an entire container load of these just to have one special bouncy jumpy party for New Year’s.
I’m not sure what to say about this photo. The link was sent to me by another company hoping I would post their product on the blog, which I am, so I guess…. Success!
This is the most bizarre marketing photo I’ve ever seen. Not only have they photoshopped their product into a picture, but they photoshopped the room in the picture together from various pieces with the end result of a log cabin floating above the desert floor.
I recommend that next time they take a real picture of their real product in a real bathroom with a real toilet, and probably not a window on the desert. That’s my two cents.
Have you ever used a cactus as a pillow? Have you ever wanted to?
No? Oh. Never mind.
Just when you thought it was safe to google… Cactus Pillows! From BM Images. I think that Danish company doesn’t know how to name their company for the American market.
Can anyone name the plant for me? I will start off the guessing with Opuntia violacea.
I guess I just answered my own question. Oh. Never mind.
By the way, I didn’t actually google the phrase “cactus pillow” to find this. The company saw on the blog that we featured interesting cactus products (“great cactus art creations”) and decided it was safe to email me a link to blog for you. Do you think it was?