Cowboys and Indians

I’m not sure if I have ever mentioned that my grandfather knew Butch Cassidy.  My grandfather was a cowboy – well, a sheepman.  He hired Butch’s men when they weren’t out being desperados in the wild west of Wyoming and Colorado.

Fast forward to my yard today – there was my Premier El Desperado bloom.  My big old plant died from the hard spring so I bought a new one.  It isn’t getting quite enough light in its new location so the blooms are a little small.  I will move her this fall.

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Oh, and one of my favorite late-season Ned Roberts spiders was a premier – Navajo Curls.  I have so much heart for the Native Americans that my garden is full of blooms to honor their culture.  The Navajo are my neighbors here and I learn so much from my visits to their lands.  It was nice to have them in my yard.

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I only got a few hours of sleep last night . . . and what happens?  Well, I go out in my outside back porch after a long day of work to find a bottle to use with my auto-watering spike and what do I see????  My orchid cactus blooming.  Like, people host all-night watch parties for this.  I have been out a few times for pictures.  I don’t know how long I will stay up.  Why can’t this be Friday or Saturday night?  These plants are spring bloomers, after all.

Still 28 in bloom today.  That’s crazy.  Almost out of premiers for 2019, though.  Not out of buds.

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