Saturday, June 23, 2007

Rhythm of the Rain and Prickly Pear Cactus

Well, the rain has finally stopped but it is a clammy damp day, the kind of day that brings out all the bugs, we got chewed up by mosquitoes this AM walking the dogs, I found 3 ticks on one of the dogs, which grossed me out and sent us running to the vet for Frontline. Not a good day to be working outside but I am heading out to fertilize my roses and annuals. I have lots of Iris that need to be dug but not sure if that will happen today or not.

I took these photos of the prickly pear cactus last week.


Carol said...

I like the flowers on your prickly pear cactus. Mine have a bit more red in the center, but I like yours better. Isn't it fun to surprise people with cactus growing in places like Iowa and Indiana. It's not all corn around these parts, right?!

DeeMom said...

lovely pictures.
Frontline WORKS that's for sure!

What creeped me out was finding one on me, ewwwwwwwwwwwwy.

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Carol, I posted in your blog that your cactus had red and mine did not, but after mine opened I see they DO have red, that shows you how good my memory is or isn't in this

Deemon, I found 4 on me, the nasty little critters, none had attached them self yet, I have been telling Erin all day that she is my little wood ticky dog :). She doesn't seem to mind, before I put the Frontline on her I gave her a good bath and checked her over.

MrBrownThumb said...

I want to grow a prickly pear but I'm scared about getting stuck or the nephew getting stuck with the spines.

I lived in Arizona for a year and would hated taking the dog out for a walk because when we got home he'd have his nose covered in them. Whoever says dogs are smarter than cats has never walked one through a patch of prickly pears.


Sally said...

Man! Look at the size of those blooms!! How cool is that?