Sinister Succulents

– Posted in: Contests and Giveaways, Succulents
When I posted this photo of bird-eaten cactus fruit on Facebook, people unfriended me because it looks like roadkill.

When I posted this photo of bird-eaten cactus fruit on Facebook last Halloween, people unfriended me because they thought it was roadkill.

 

What do Halloween and succulents have in common? They’re sometimes creepy and delightfully sinister.

I’m challenging my Instagram followers to post photos on a page I created: #scarysucculentsdlb. On Oct. 31, my 8-year-old grandson will choose the creepiest, scariest images. Four winners will be notified Nov. 1 and can select as a prize one of my four books (Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, Succulents Simplified or my new Sensational Succulents coloring book).

My publisher ships only to the US and Canada, but that doesn’t mean you can’t participate. If you win, in addition to bragging rights, you can designate a friend in the US or Canada to receive the book.

To enter: If you’re already on Instagram, great! Follow me @DebraLBaldwin, leave a comment after one of my Creepy-Scary Succulent posts, and tag a friend to help get the word out. Then on your own page, post a photo of a sinister looking succulent (examples follow). Add the hash tag #scarysucculentsdlb so it’ll appear with the rest.

To stir the pot (evil cackle), here are some of my own photos:

Euphorbia cooperi

Euphorbia cooperi

 

Succulents and haunted ceramic house

Succulents and haunted ceramic house

 

Euphorbia stellata

Euphorbia stellata

 

Euphorbia caput medusae

Euphorbia caput-medusae

 

Crested cactus with creature from the black lagoon

Crested cactus with creature from the black lagoon

 

Mammillaria elongata, crested

Mammillaria elongata, crested

 

Serpentine cactus with weird flowers

Serpentine cactus with weird flowers

 

Get your kids or grandkids involved! Have fun — Debra

Debra Lee Baldwin
Award-winning garden photojournalist Debra Lee Baldwin authored the Timber Press bestsellers Designing with Succulents, Succulent Container Gardens, and Succulents Simplified. Debra is a regular contributor to Sunset and other publications, and her own half-acre garden near San Diego has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens. Debra specializes in showing how to use architectural, waterwise and easy-care succulents in a wide variety of appealing and creative applications. www.debraleebaldwin.com.
Debra Lee Baldwin
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Daniel Tyrrell October 24, 2016, 10:07 pm

I have a Mammillaria elongata, crested in a scull pot and i would love to see more unusual cacti

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