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« on: June 24, 2019 06:54:38 PM »

Made for BigBangMomma in the I Love Houseplants swap. I have been figuring out patterns for many different cacti lately and a dish full of all sorts of them seemed like the perfect thing for my partner. I started with a shallow tray and made a dark brown "dirt" oval to fit then just let myself go wild! She said she liked the realistic range of colours for cacti so I looked up a few actual plants and based my designs on those. They are not true to life, of course, because heck it's yarn! But fairly representative.



These are Prickly Pear/Opuntia "Bunny Ear", "Rat Tail" or "Tarantula" cactus, and a fave: Crassula Ovata "Gollum" or "E.T. Fingers".


Here you can see the "E.T. Fingers" again beside a Mammillaria "Brain Cactus", another type of Mammillaria "Ladyfingers" with a Gymnocalycium Mihanovchii "Ruby Ball" grafted onto the top, a small, dark green Echevaria, Agave "Frostbite", and what could represent either a Hylocereus or a Gereus Pervuianus "Torch Cactus" topped with a yellow flower.


I drew a guide and just look how she is displaying them, so cool! I would never have thought to hang then vertically on a wall like that but why not? They certainly won't mind that orientation and it is super neat being able to see them all from the top and sides from that fun angle.


I made so many versions of these until I had just the size, shape and colour variety I wanted. I will be making more displays of these for sure. So much fun!
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019 07:03:27 PM »

I love them so much! They are so super great! We may have to work out another trade...2 more trays like that would look so nice beside that!

It made me feel better since I managed to kill a cactus and another succulent last week. These can never have not the right amount of light or too much/little water.

Thank you so much!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019 07:40:50 PM »

Oh, and Tisha, "This Rocks!"
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2019 06:07:24 AM »

How much fun is this? LOTS AND LOTS, that how much! And I love the way you've displayed them BBM!
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2019 07:06:20 AM »

Wonderful variety and color and texture! And I love your hand-drawn guide! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2019 07:30:43 AM »

This just might be your best plant creation yet clm!  Beautifully done!
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019 07:37:47 AM »

It is seriously AH-may-ZING!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019 09:45:37 AM »

I second "This rocks" and all of it. I have no skill with yarn and hooks or needles so WOW-EEEEEEEEE!
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2019 02:11:03 PM »

Thanks all Smiley.
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2019 03:11:51 PM »

I love these so hard.
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