Between the spines

The art of manoeuvring without inflicting injuries

Mean spines, beautiful flower

Dripping Alluaudia procera and a flower

The Alluaudia species originate from Madagascar. “Compare it with a woman” (said my wife once) “soft on the outside but mind the spines underneath the leafs.” On the picture new growth; in a few months the leafs will cover the spines.

“Just like a woman…”

….. says Yvonne. “Soft on the outside but be aware of the spines under the succulent leafs…”. Alluaudia procera (origin: Madagascar)Β is one of my favourite succulent plants. Both ones in our garden are 3 year old cuttings which are now about 2 meters above the ground. Guess it will become about 10-12 meters high in …

Alluaudia procera …

… originates from Madagascar and it, according to local folklore, resembles a woman: the leafs are soft on the outside but watch out for the spines underneath …

Like a woman …

Soft on the outside but beware of the spines in between …. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ (Alluaudia procera; orig. Madagascar)

Like a woman ….

…… Soft on the outside but watch out for the spines in between …. πŸ˜‰ (Alluaudia procera. Origin: Madagascar) What I in fact want to tell is that I’m out of this blog … for one week … but be back Friday 4 October (that’s ‘Animal Day’ according to the Roman Catholic church which also …

I’m in a prickly mood today

Ouch!

Cactus with hug factor and Sweet Blogger Award

If I mention the word ‘cactus’ people have the association with prickly plants with nasty spines. Personally I rather work with cacti than with roses (pruned many roses bare handed) I can taken them in my hands and I rarely get pricked but than I know these magnificent plants or is it when you really …