No… It’s a cactus!
According to the New Republic, there’s never been a better time to decorate your home with so many succulents that you can’t even see the windows anymore.
. In fact, I actively disdain something as soon as I sense it’s a trend… But that couldn’t stop me from falling prey to one of the latest trends: succulents.
I noticed other people’s obsession with succulents before I became obsessed myself….
But somewhere along the way, my stance on succulents started changing. I found myself thinking that maybe if I had a succulent….
First, I acquired a light green echeveria that grew a single yellow flower. Then I got another, darker echeveria. And a hen-and-chicks. And a big spiky aloe. And a fairy castle cactus. There was no turning back.
Phew! What a story! A journey to enlightenment.
It’s the Hairyballs Milkweed plant.
Gomphocarpus physocarpa 10th Street, Berkeley
4″ solitary barrel, undulating ribs, variable spines.
Hardy to 20F
Musicians have been playing with cactus ever since John Cage wrote a piece for cactus many years ago. Probably people were playing cactus even longer ago than that, but there you go – John Cage gets all the credit.
instruments such as marimba and snare drum, but nothing captures attention like playing the spines of a cactus in a pot….
As strange as it may sound to others, Farkas said, cactus playing is a thing in the percussion world — mostly thanks to avant-garde composer and music theorist John Cage. Cage’s “Child of Tree,” composed in 1975, uses instruments made of plant materials, including the cactus.
Best if all this particular article comes with instructions! Now you can know how to play the cactus yourself!
How to Play the Cactus
1. Get a cactus with long, evenly spread spines.
2. Make a contact microphone using a piezoelectric transducer, plug it into an amplifier and attach it to one of the cactus spines.
3. Use your fingers or other objects to pluck or rub the spines to create sound. Bonus points for rhythm without injury.
Large, globular, with white-haired cephalium when mature.
The Washington Post is making a horrible nightmarish Halloween centerpiece out of a stitched together agglomeration of hideous opposites.
Though it is kind of cute.
Daigle, 31, who is one of the authors of the blog Needles & Leaves… told us a bit about succulents and shared a few photos of DIY holiday ideas from her book. There you can find detailed directions on how to create them.
Oh, so it’s in a book! Very timely.
Where is the best place to buy succulents?
Try and go directly to a local nursery. You will get a better plant from them, and you can pick it out yourself.
Nice! She likes us! She really likes us!
Shrub to 5ft. w/large varied caudex
Hardy to 40F.
Anne’s got some work to do to make new ones!