Another Mammillaria Halo

On October 28th as I was admiring the plants in the greenhouse, I looked down to find these two mammillarias beginning to form buds in their characteristic circle or halo on the tops of the plants. I checked my inventory list to discover I have had these two...

The Forgotten Yellow Flowers

I kept seeing these pictures I had saved on my desktop of pretty yellow flowers on this unidentified cactus. Then I started looking to see if I had indeed shared them before. Search though I did, I never found a blog spotlighting these flowers.So, even if you have...

2017 Fire and Ice Cook-Off

Fire and ice? How about chili and ice cream? We sampled and voted for our favorites at the second Fire and Ice cook-off sponsored by the Muleshoe Chamber of Commerce Saturday night. Tamales, too. Chamber manager Kaci Morris and board members Steve Friskup, Kris...

Mammillaria Bocasana Roseifloria

Mammillaria bocasana is one of my favorite little cacti. I think I must have four or five of them and have, sadly, killed probably that many  overwatering them; they are prone to easily rot. My others have produced flowers that were light pink, white, pale...