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Photos: My backyard cactus …

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One of my Cactus corners – the Cactus with the really sharp spikes & stickers are beyond a gate and out of the reach of inquiring dogs’ noses

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Cactus Flowers: As a youngster, this Indian Fig (a type of Prickley Pear Cactus, or Opuntia) was in a small container in our backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s VERY happy in this northern California garden. Its ears and its fruit are edible.

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This winter’s drought = many Happy New EARS

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This Aloe Spicata was purchased from the fabulous The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California

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With cooler temperatures and a bit more water, the Aloe Spicata is a bright green colour. I love the “terra cotta” hue it takes on when it’s dryer and hotter. It reminds me of a clay sculpture.

1. One of my Cactus corners – the Cactus with the really sharp spikes & stickers are beyond a gate and out of the reach of inquiring dogs’ noses

2. Cactus Flowers: As a youngster, this Indian Fig (a type of Prickley Pear Cactus, or Opuntia) was in a small container in our backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona. It’s VERY happy in this northern California garden. Its ears and its fruit are edible.

3. This winter’s drought = many Happy New EARS

4. This Aloe Spicata was purchased from the fabulous The Ruth Bancroft Garden in Walnut Creek, California

5. With cooler temperatures and a bit more water, the Aloe Spicata is a bright green colour. I love the “terra cotta” hue it takes on when it’s dryer and hotter. It reminds me of a clay sculpture.


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images: iPhone photos with CameraBag’s Lolo filter + border

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  1. Thanks for your follow of my http://www.inknpetals.wordpress.com. That led me to your blog which has so many wonderful subjects and visuals I love – sketching, painting, poetry – just my cuppa tea. And I particularly like your blog layout and background colour. Your garden is spectacular. I have a jade plant and a couple of cacti but am in the process of planning an indoor cactus garden. Thanks again. I look forward to more visits here.

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    • Oh! I’m so pleased. Thank you for your lovely comments. Have great fun with your cactus garden – cactus & succulents are very rewarding plants with minimal fuss. And so great to draw / paint / photograph. See you soon. xo Deb.

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