About a year ago, in August, I decided to create a desert fairy cactus garden. I wanted a modern looking garden that was easy to maintain.

(Desert fairies are similar to other fairies but they accept cacti for who they are, thorns and all.)

I wrote about what inspired me to build it – mostly trying to heal some childhood disappointments – you can read that by clicking here.

Here’s what the garden looked like when it was first planted:

I thought we’d check in and see how the cactuses are doing today:

Holy moly, that’s a lot of growth!

The Dyckia died a few months ago, from thirst.

Everyone else is jamming!

They have reasons to be happy. For one, they have a coveted west-facing spot in the foyer that provides abundant sunshine. Also, I take them to the kitchen sink every couple of weeks and run water through their container.

They’re surrounded by good company. And the music’s always on.

Life’s good for them.

I’ll be back manana, hope to see you here.