scary things in the garden

I noticed that over at Danger Garden and also at Black Walnut Dispatch they’re featuring scary plants, so instead of doing whatever it is that needs doing, I decided to wander around the garden on this sunny, windy, bone-dry day and take pictures of scary plants. I have had personal contact with most of these, too.

Go ahead, grab one.

The ocotillo is still here. It looks dead, but it’s alive. Alive, I tell you!

Grusonia clavata ….Giant Form

And finally, striking fear into the hearts of mail carriers, UPS and FedEx employees, and anyone else who comes to the front door…..the dog. (He wanted to be included in this.)



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6 Responses to scary things in the garden

  1. Loree says:

    You’ve got quite the spiky collection there! I’m envious…

    • paridevita says:

      Yeah, and here I wish I had a forest of abutilons and other cool stuff from Cistus, and could wander around in the rain looking at them all. Gardeners are like that, I guess.


  2. Desert Dweller says:

    Danger beat me to a post, again…arrgh! Anyway, your ocotillo is most certainly alive…the green cane tells all. Hope it takes off soon!

    • paridevita says:

      Sssh, don’t tell anyone…..I’m pretending it’s dead, so that when it really turns out to be, at this time next year, no one will know it wasn’t all along.
      There’s water falling from the sky as I type. What do I do now?


  3. Aw, good ol’ Chess. Thinking deep thoughts of taking over the blog.

    And ooh, a new (to me) blog, Black Walnut Dispatch. That’s a good one although not written in recently; maybe winter break.

    • paridevita says:

      It’s probably just as well he took over the blog. Otherwise there’d be too much moping, gloomy German poetry, stuff like that. And, of course, I can try to see myself in a different way …

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