“Mexican ambassador Don Manuel Tellez standing amidst potted cacti in the embassy’s conservatory, Washington, D.C.,” ca. 1925, by National Photo Company, via Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
More winter gardens are here.
After she left he bought another cactus
just like the one she’d bought him
in the airport in Marrakesh. . .
Next week he was back for another, then another. . .
— Matthew Sweeney, from “Cacti“