The Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale presented by the Austin Cactus & Succulent Society was at Zilker Gardens over Labor Day weekend. It was an enjoyable event – primarily because it was inside in the air conditioning! I wasn’t able to attend until Monday, and since the event had started on Saturday, the tables were pretty picked over. I did manage to pick up a few cuties, though.
Please don’t even think of asking me to name these things; I’ve decided to not even try. I’m assuming they are succulents, since after all I purchased them at the Succulent Show put on by the Succulent Society. Hopefully they will live through the summer and we’ll see through the winter.
Today they finally were put into their new homes – pots that can be brought inside in the winter. There was one pot that I was so proud of when I purchased it – I got it for $4.99 at an outlet store and saw the identical pot at a nursery for $40! The one difference – and I thought – no big deal, it needed more holes drilled in the bottom of it. Okay, this little pot had 4 different compartments, and each one needed two small holes drilled. I bought a special drill bit for pottery at HD, and proceeded to create a wonderful pot.
30 minutes later, I had one hole drilled. They had warned me that the process was “a little bit slow” at the store, but who knew it would take all day to drill 8 holes! After each hole, I took a break and worked in the yard to let the drill cool down. Of course, I took no pictures to show you the process – they would have just shown sweat running down in front of the camera anyway.
The good new is that we only hit 96 degrees (F) today! A veritable cold front…well, there was a nice breeze this morning, anyway.