Monday, March 31, 2008

Desert Flora

I have a passion for plants, and I particularly enjoy my growing cactus collection. This past week I acquired three large plants that are well suited to the heat of Arizona. One is a gardenia tree (potted, about three feet tall) that is ready to burst into bloom. It has a shady location on my back balcony. The other two are Egyptian papyrus (a.k.a. "bull rushes") from which the Egyptians were able to manufacture a forerunner of our modern paper. So far all of these newcomers appear to be adjusting well to life at Pa Rock's.

My next project - an orange tree!

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