Desktop Desert

Hey everyone!

I know it has been a while since I last posted, but I am back and I am excited to introduce you to Doris! Yes, I have named it. I bought a tiny cactus and named it Doris. They’re trendy and relatively low-maintenance.

A while back, I tried to DIY one of those cute mason jar cups. But the jar in question was HUGE and near impossible to drink out of. So I gave up and bought a cheap little one instead. Well, that didn’t go down too good either because it wasn’t secure and I ended up soaking my shirt trying to be hydrated. Guess I got what I wanted, huh?

Coming home with my new plant-buddy, I wanted to create an indoor garden thingy after seeing a couple of bloggers who have their own. Shoutout to Reema’s Garden! And guess what? I ended up getting pretty messy (not that I mind, I can handle a little mud) in my backyard, scooping up dirt and compost to build Doris a new home. With what? The evil, defective little mason jar cup! Life takes unexpected turns sometimes. Who’d a thunk it, that something I deemed useless came in handy and helped create a cute new piece of dรฉcor?

Note that I put the pot into the jar of dirt. I didn’t plant the cactus straight into the jar as it has no holes to drain. Do cactuses-erm, cacti?- need draining? If it ever needs draining I can just pull the pot up I guess. If anyone has experience with a cactus and you are willing to share your tips I would be very grateful.

PeaceโœŒ๏ธ, Love๐Ÿ’œ and Noodles๐Ÿœ

Princess Blabbermouth X

 

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19 thoughts on “Desktop Desert

  1. I bought a cactus the other day too! It’s yellow and so damn cool.๐ŸŒต Where I come from there’s nothing but cacti so I’m happy it’s a trend because it reminds me of home

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  2. I did have a pet long back! He was a dog and I don’t prefer calling him a dog cause he was like my lil’ bro!! His name was jimmy and I used to love taking care of him! He was very caring for me as well, whenever I was in tears or sad!! I did try to take care of a plant once, though! But I accidentally killed it by putting lots and lots of water!! ( I was small). Poor guy, he died!!! As Maggie mentioned, cacti doesn’t need lots of water, because it has amazing pores that can store lots of water for once. I hope Doris grows well, good luck !!!!
    xxx

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    1. I would love a warm, fuzzy pet but I think I need to focus on my little, prickly plant first and see how it goes LOL. I am glad you shared your experience, it’s heart-warming. I am glad you had Jimmy. Thank you very much, I will do my best to take care of Doris ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. How cute, I love cacti too! You could try putting the cactus in a plastic plant pot(like he one it came in) with holes in he bottom and putting it inside of another, more attractive pot for drainage, that works pretty well๐Ÿ™ˆ

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  4. Heyy Princess.. You Just made my Day! Thank You so much!!
    For the Cactus.. Its great if you have a drainage hole to drain out the excess water! It needs very little water. You can water it when the top soil feels dry. Initially, water it twice in a week, then slowly moving to once in a week/10 days.
    Lots of love!!

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  5. Aww I love cacti! Yours is so cute ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’š haha loving the name you chose! xx I’ve been cultivating the same little succulent plant for going on a year now, and I’m keeping it in a glass container like the one you have Doris in, but a bit more shallow. I water it once a week (enough to dampen the soil), and I have it on my bedroom’s window sill during daylight hours. I hope that helps!! Succulent care directions can be very confusing, but what I shared with you is what works for me ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜‚

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      1. You’re welcome! Yeahh actually when I watered another one that much, I drowned it ๐Ÿ˜ณ (overwatered it) but I think that plant was just cranky!! I’ve learned to let the soil get bone dry before watering again, haha ๐Ÿ˜€ also that probably wouldn’t kill your cactus, as it is bigger than the succulent I have xx

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