Tuesday, March 19, 2013


My last post was on the heavy side. Since I like to mix things up, I thought I would post another funny to counter the heavy. Today is March 19th. The windchill outside is below zero. Spring, WHERE ARE YOU!!! In the spirit of positive thinking, I am holding faith that spring is mere days away. In honor of spring, I have been researching planting and gardening ideas. 

I have a son who loves cactus and succulents. He actually collects them, or at least tries. Believe it or not, we have a cactus eating cat! You heard that right. My cat eats all plants, including cactus. This has caused my plant loving household to become plant barren as he has gotten deathly sick off of several of the plants he ingested. Being plant lovers without the ability to grow houseplants is depressing. Being plant lovers not able to have houseplants in a state that has an outside growing season of what feels like two months is even more depressing! Still, we do what we can and that means grow as much as we can while we can!

I was researching plants for my garden, flowers for Darling Daughter's Fairy Flower Garden, and hardy plants for my cactus/succulent loving son. I came upon a site that had these awesome spherical succulent collections. I became intrigued, engulfed, obsessed in figuring out how to grow some for our patio this year. I was so fully engaged in the process of learning how to make them, I didn't notice the name they were given. Actually, I had read the name many times, it just never struck my funny bone until I stepped away from the page to get some coffee and sat back down. At that moment my perception of the name changed and I had a laugh-out-loud-alone-with-self moment. I had spent the last twenty minutes with my face inches away from Succulent Balls! Ha ha ha! (click link for awesome garden idea)

Get it? 


Did you click the link?

Now do you get it?

Never mind. 
(sporting sheepish grin as I slink away)


Caroline said...

I so love your sense of humor! And yeah...this weather can suck it! I am sick of it!!! I need warm air now!

Elena said...

LMAO! Um...when the heck did your blog change its PG rating? teehee Yep your cat is officially weird. I hear ya on the plants. I love perennials and color and lots of them. But the deer think it's a personal buffet and the sun out here fries things to a crisp. Loving the ball idea, can't wait to see what you come up with.

John said...

What a cat..... and big :) for the rest!

Jennifer Richardson said...

ha...reminds me of that Saturday night skit with the schweaty b...well, never mind:)
thanks for the giggle
and wishing you green and greening
I imagine it will feel like
falling down the rabbit hole
into a wonderland of goodness
when it finally does turn warm
and blooming!
What a beautiful wonder that will be.
counting the hours with you,

Jan said...

oh yeah, everyone should have some succulent balls! sorry your cat eats yours. I bought some succulents from a seller on Etsy. Yes, Etsy has succulents too although I don't know about balls.

Jaime said...

lol! I was going to mention that SNL skit too, but Jennifer beat me to it.

Have you ever heard of air plants? They are succulents but don't need any kind of soil! I have one hanging in a glass globe (was looking for another word, other than ball.. haha!) and they come in all shapes and sizes. I just discovered them last summer and I have fallen in love with them! You might be able to keep them out of the cat's reach!

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