Someone has Advice on Removing Spines

We (me, Peter) here at Cactus Blog are going to link to Sunset magazine, Sharon Cohoon, Sunset senior garden writer, who links to Nan Sterman in her book, California Gardener’s Guide, Volume II to give you tips on how to remove cactus spines.

If you get those nasty fine spines in your hand, she says, you can remove them by painting over the area with rubber cement. Let the glue dry, rub it off, and the spines will pull right out, says Sterman. Duct tape works pretty well, too, she says.

Now you know.

Sharon also has a nice photo from Stephen Ingram’s new book, Cacti Agaves and Yuccas of California and Nevada which we really like, and not just because it has great photos, and I love the maps, and they list us as a resource, but it’s a really good book too. Maybe I should do a review…

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