The odd summer is continuing onward, bringing more fog and a morning with light drizzle. It's still cooler day by day, almost like summer decided it was done out here before August is. Whichever way the weather decides to go, many of the plants are growing like it's spring again.
The office plants are going wild, reaching desperately for more pot space. Unfortunately, the biggest philodendron is missing completely,
Succulents (and Cacti) are surprisingly easy to propagate - to make more plants. They can often be grown from cuttings - small pieces of the parent plant that take root. Find out how!
Cholla cacti have wood skeletons. After they die and the water evaporates, after the skin falls off and the desert critters move in - they leave behind some wood. I never connected the plants as alive to how they were when dead.
The Beavertail Prickly-Pear Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) is a mainstay in Joshua Tree and much of the rest of the Mojave. Learn about it here!