Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cheery cactus

Originally uploaded by love_yellow

For the first time in my life I have become a cactus owner. This little guy is so cheerful and looks so cute in my little yellow vintage Pyrex dish. I love having him here next to my sink to relieve me from the drudgery of washing the dishes.

For some reason I was never drawn to cacti as houseplants in the past because I was afraid that their prickly needles would harm me if I accidentally collided with one. They just didn't seem friendly and warm and I'm all about harmony in my home.

But after seeing a Flickr member create this combination, I was inspired to re-create it so I can enjoy it too... and indeed I am!


  1. Thats pretty terrific and a great idea...I've never thought of using pyrex as a planter because of drainage but since there isn't alot of water going on with a cactus that really isn't so much of an issue and I love how it looks! I think I may do this too!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Crazy Suburban Mom. Please do let me know when you make your cactus-Pyrex arrangement and where you decide to place it. :-)

  3. I will... Its funny, but since I was here I went around and collected my pyrex, washed it...and decided I needed to 'use' or lose it! So I'm making an effort to use it! I have a little loaf pan that I really need to make a loaf in! And for some reason I've never done that.

    I don't know why I treat it so gingerly - Its probably 60 years old already! lol