Q. How do you know that you're a complete plant freak?
A. You visit a nursery only to find they’re closed, yet you walk the entire perimeter of the place sticking your cameral through the chain link fence to take pictures.
Yep, that’s just how sick I am. It was a Sunday when we stopped, but the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. Guess that’s why they were closed.
I’d spotted Cactus Mart right off CA-126 as we headed towards the Huntington Gardens from Fillmore, CA . I looked them up online and found they had no website, but lots of reviews on Yelp promised a great deal on cacti and succulents. I vowed to return.
Only to find a locked gate and a pile of Opuntia pads. Free for the taking or dropped off by a “vendor”…I guess if they were free there would have been a sign right?
Here are some of those “through the fence” pictures. Doesn’t it look like a swell place?
This Saguaro was on the wall of what must be their office.
Andrew thought it was made of stator windings (a stator winding is the stationary winding in an electric motor, either for rotary or linear. That clears it up right?).
OMG…FIELDS of Agave!
Rock bottom prices!? (you’re killing me!)
Isn’t this just beautiful country? Look at those hills!
Ya, my luck had certainly run out. Why couldn’t they be open!?
Looks like a pile of agave death over there…
Even the wildlife is laughing at me, stuck on the outside of the fence.
Walking back towards our car I notice these seemingly unloved Aloes…
There were so many pups in there just begging to be liberated and taken somewhere they would be loved. But I didn’t.
Ah Cactus Mart…so close, and yet so far. Maybe next time…