Sunday, August 24, 2008


I need to thin out some of my irises, and neighbor Jorge is coming over later this morning to get some of the leftover bulbs. I like this part of gardening, passing along the growth. It's easy, keeps the costs down, and best of all, it just feels so darn friendly.

I also have a big beavertail cactus (thornless prickly pear, Opuntia) that I need to hack back. Cacti are ridiculously easy to start, require virtually no maintenance other than the occasional pruning, and this one is especially easy to be around, since it doesn't stab you all the time. I'd like to pass along the pads if someone wants them...

All of this leads me to announce the grand opening of a sister-page to this blog, a community bulletin board that I'm calling "Cuttings." You can find an explanation and link on the sidebar to the right. My hope is that it could become a place for neighbors to share items and make announcement about goings-on in the 'hood. Check it out!


  1. Thanks for the Irises, Susan!
    They are planted, fed and watered. Now I'm watching them grow!

    Great website,and beautiful photos!


  2. Your welcome, Jorge! I hope they grow well for you.


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