The coolest, quirkiest, must-have piece of art at Mesa’s (AZ) Pita Jungle is a wall mirror framed by cactus skeletons. It’s got a great organic quality that speaks to our desert heritage without screaming, “Get yer Scottsdale kitsch here!”
So todays contest is simple. Identify the plant in the first picture and win the plant in the second picture. But here’s the little wrinkle. You must come to the store today with the answer! Sorry for all you people who don’t live in the Bay Area (Go Giants).
So please, don’t answer the question in the comments. Come in to the store for the free plant instead!
This is the plant you want to ID in person only at the store to win a free plant.
Nemesia fruticans is the free plant you get. We have 5 left of these reliable drought-tolerant perennials that will bloom for most of the year. Yay!
The local Oakland-based author of this children’s book thinks we might do well carrying her book: Dangerously Ever After. I open it to you all – does this look like the kind of book you would buy from a cactus nursery?
And then before I add this to the blogroll, a poll! Shall I add this to the blogroll? Yes or No? Please visit his blog first and then state your reasons for why this new tumblr blog should be added to my blogroll in the comments.
Who shall be crowned the Queen? Yesterday’s battle royale was quite the exciting time here on the Cactus Blog. Today we have the queenly entries, and we are right out the gate disqualifying any actual cactus, since there are many species that are known as the Queen, like this beautiful Queen of the Night.
And the contenders, please…
Queen Cactus – She’s a pedigreed cow? Queen Cactus was a royal cow from the House of Windsor back in the 1890s, but she was famous in her time I’m sure.
Cactus Queen – now this is the most delicious of the cactus queens, I’m sure, being a beer. Cactus Queen IPA from the Yellow Rose Brewing Company in Texas.
So once again, you know what to do, click on the one you think is most deserving of the title of Queen of the Cactus.