The newest addition to our growing cactus collection is this Golden Barrel (Echinocactus Grunsonii) purchased as a Valentine's Day gift to ourselves. I was thinking of a rose bush, but this golden beauty was too nice to pass up.
Of course I'm not the only girl around who'd forgo candy and cut flowers in favor of a cactus plant. The cashier oohed and aahed over it and said it was the best looking one she'd seen come through all day. Where did we find this awesome specimen? Wal-mart. Yes, really.
Hardy to about 20F, It's rare that we get lower than that so I'm looking forward to adding it to the garden. If it stops raining long enough to get some gardening done.
For those who prefer a more traditional Valentine's Day photo, this red Knockout Rose bloomed late last week.
And we did watch "As Good as it Gets" (again).