This will be a short post, simply because I didn’t take many good pictures in this cactus house. For some reason, the light was kind of dim the day I went in the CBG cactus house, and very few of my pictures turned out. Normally cactus houses are bright and sunny; great places to take pictures. It wasn’t my day, I guess.
The cactus house seemed more like a cactus corridor. One side of the walkway was a display of large cacti, with a (typical) desert mural behind the plants. The other side was a lengthy glass display case filled with tiny cacti, the size of which you might expect on someone’s windowsill.
I did manage to get a few pictures of the mature cacti.
In case any of you were wondering what exactly makes a cactus (not all spiny plants are cacti) a cactus, I snapped a photo of the info-board in the cactus corridor.
The next post will be on a slightly more humid glasshouse in the CBG. One of my favorite greenhouses in New Zealand… there are plenty of bananas growing inside!
I love a challenge. Whether it is germinating seeds from exciting new plants (at least exciting and new for me), keeping and raising fish, poison dart frogs, and ornamental shrimp, or navigating new areas of the world without maps or guides, I am interested in it. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of my life, and I'm still fond of moss and gray skies.
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