Meet Jack, Cactus Jack

This is a photo of our house when we moved in.

That tree in front of the door had to go. So we had it moved to the other side of the driveway. I loved it!

Alas, the tree did not. I didn’t take a photo of the dead tree, but we were back to this, which I’m sure my neighbors considered an improvement.

Yesterday, we welcomed Jack into the family. He is a seven foot saguaro spear (no branches). I would have preferred one with arms, but it wasn’t in the budget. Did you know it takes 50-100 YEARS for a saguaro to grow arms?

He’s 60 years old! I’m smitten with him.

Have a great day!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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8 Responses to Meet Jack, Cactus Jack

  1. Sandra says:

    Nice replacement!

  2. Sheri Lesh says:

    Love, love, love Jack the cactus!!!!! I always told the hubster, if we were able to have a place in AZ, I would want one of those in my yard too!

  3. Cynthia says:

    Wow, I had no idea about the longevity of a cactus. it is so dramatic – looks great!

  4. lois92346 says:

    Jack is a strong specimen for the age of 60. Just don’t try to hug him. LOL!

  5. anudge says:

    LOL – Cactus Jack makes mine look like a ten year old, but that’s okay – it’s still growing. Some aloes over by the saguaro would look nice, especially the low growing ones.

  6. Sandi says:

    That is so interesting information about your cactus. That tree being moved from in front of the house was a great idea. Hugs,

  7. Cactus Jack might need a commemorative quilt. Just sayin’

  8. Robin says:

    And he has two arms already. Lol. Like what you are doing with landscaping

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