April 20, 2007
Working on the landscaping lately . . .
This is one of the plants we brought back with us from my dad's place in Arizona. It's a century, like in the picture I posted of his land after we returned. We have 7 babies, and I'm hoping they grow up nicely. They were real pretty.
Also brought back: a couple of aloe veras - they're struggling; a couple of (going by what Dad called them here) "drop barrel" cacti, because they grow in little balls that drop off and grow from there - not much happening with those that I can see; and a couple of "desert bird of paradise" - those are all but dead, look like dried twigs .
My biggest hope lies with the centuries.
We just picked up some bark mulch tonight to put around them, maybe retaining some moisture will help.
Wish me luck!