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...

TACSS Fall Seminar 2017 in Houston

I had the pleasure of traveling to Houston for theĀ  2017 Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies (TACSS) Fall Seminar on Saturday, October 7. I also had the pleasure of staying with old friend Jenice Williamson who now lives in Houston, and she ferried me...

Hang this Huernia High

Several years ago Delores Harvey gave me two succulents, a stapelia lepida and this huernia macrocarpa, the plant to the right of the donkey tail sedum.  I have enjoyed both and have written about both, but always found it hard to appreciate the blooms on the...