Monday, April 27, 2009

Cactus Monday

Happy Cactus Monday everyone!
For this weeks post I want to share my old rusty stove full of sempervivums. This stove is at the barn and it gets extreme hot sun all summer. The Semps thrive there. I can't understand it because the stove is burning hot!
I just love seeing it during the winter months when the color is at its best!

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deepazartz said...

Happy Cactus Monday, fellow cactuteer...nice to know abt Semps:)

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee girl ! .. I love all the imagination you use to set up plants .. this is perfect for these cute little guys and it is hard to believe they don't literally COOK ! LOL

Outside In said...

Happy Cactus Monday! It is a nice color.

CiNdEe said...

Hi deepazarta,
Thanks! Happy Cactus Monday to you too!!!

Hi Joy,
I know! It gets 115 in the summer and those things just grow along happily(-: I water of course but still that stove is so hot you can't touch it! Amazing little things(-:

Hi Outside In,
Happy Cactus Monday to you too!

Debra Kay said...

I love the stove planter! I adore the stove planter. I envy it.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Debra Kay,
Thanks(-: I really like it a lot too!(-:

yoon see said...

Happy Cactus Monday, it's really beautiful!!!

messyfish said...

HCM! love the rust!

Diane C. said...

Hi Cindee, Happy Cactus Monday! Your old stove planter is fantastic! I love how the plants are just spilling out of it.

Kathleen said...

You are the absolute best at combining vintage items with plants. This is fabulous too!

marianne said...


Kudzu said...

how sweet, I lovelovelove the stove!

soulbrush said...

hiya so glad you have joined us, and hcm fellow cactuteer.

CiNdEe said...

Hi yoon see,
Thank You(-: HCM to you!

Hi Messyfish,
HCM to you too! Thanks for stopping by!!

Hi Diane C,
Thank You! Those have been growing in there for several years now. They really filled in nice!

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks(-: It is fun to come up with ideas for old junk(-:

Hi Marianne,
Thanks! HCM to you too!!

Hi Kudzu,
Thanks(-: My brother gave it to me about 5 years ago(-: Hard to believe its been that long. Seems like yesterday. I remember the day he brought it up to me(-:

Hi soulbrush,
Thanks! HCM to you too!!!(-:

Tootsie said...

woooo hoooo this is fantastic!!! thanks for the visit today!!!
I love that stove!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a unique way to grow your sempies. HCM.

My Little Family: said...

Love it!

Meadowview Thymes said...

You have quite a collection! I love the look of them in the old stove.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Tootsie,
Thanks(-: Thank You for stopping by!!!(-:

Hi Lisa@Greenbow,
Thank You(-: Thanks for visiting!!!

Hi My Little Family,

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
I do have a large collection of Semps! They are one of my favorite plants!(-: Thanks!

Julie said...

Oh wow...I kill these here in south Florida! I cannot keep them going sadly! It is lovely to see your beautiful clumps of them just thriving away!!! They are gorgeous!!!!
Happy late Cactus Monday...

Brenda said...

You find the most fun containers and places for ponds, Cindee! You should send some of these to a magazine.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Julie,
Thanks for stopping by! Semps seem to thrive here for some reason. I don't know why(-: They don't like to be sitting in water that is all I know about their requirements(-:

Hi Brenda,
Thanks(-: I love sharing the pictures on my blog. Not sure I would want to be in a magazine article though(-:

flowergardengirl said...

Another brilliant and perfect idea!

CiNdEe said...

Hi flowergardengirl,
Thanks(-: Semps are so fun to grow in different items(-: Seems like they will grow in anything(-:

Jenns Three Graces said...

I want them - tons of them!!! I have all these little varieties of garedns now - basil, perennials, roses (my mom always had a rose garden in the shape of a tear drop), parsleys, now I'm trying succulents (I'm just curious what will survive in Maryland? Jennifer

Anonymous said...

I just looked back a couple of posts, and I really would love to see more shots of your water bed garden. I LOVE it, but I can't see enough of it to see how it's made, even when I click on it. Maybe you could post more...????

CiNdEe said...

Hi Anonymous,
Thanks for stopping by!
What did you want to know about the waterbed?