“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.
R.G. Gunther, a Mexican artist, and the Secretary of the Embassy, M.Y. DeNegu, among the cacti on May 28, 1929, also via Library of Congress.
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“
2 thoughts on “The winter garden: diplomatic cacti”
I have the perfect spot for that iron arch! 🙂
It is nice!
But imagine being the person who had to care for all those little pots of prickly plants.