Saturday, March 30, 2013

Early Cactus bloom in our Backyard

Opuntia Hybrid?
Opuntia macrocentra, Longthorn Prickly Pear, Texas
Echinocereus pentalophus, Ladyfinger Cactus
Claret Cup Hedgehog


Strawberry Hedgehog, Arizona

Cane Cholla, Arizona

Harisia sp.
Chamacereus silvestrii from Argentinia

Beavertail Opuntia, Arizona

From our cactus garden. Most are part of the Arizona landscape and grow somewhere on the grounds without much more water than nature provides. Some are from Bach's Cactus Nursery and grow better in pots with just a little more care, but all love the Arizona sunshine.