Anyway, whenever SIL Quincey comes to town he goes to town with the landscaping. We never know what to expect when our visit down here comes after he and Sara have been and gone. This time was no exception. Our yard is becoming it's own desert botanical garden. Just look---
I don't know if this stick tree is officially cactus or not but it is definitely a desert plant. Did you know that a plant can't be classified as a cactus unless it produces flowers. I did not know that.
|Stick Tree - these are really beautiful when they open up and turn green.`|
|Saguaro with blossoms|
|Who Knows??? He's in our front yard.|
|Prickly pear with bunny ears, or Mickey Mouse ears|
|Mouse or Bunny???|
And this is the front yard where a lot of the cacti live. More in the back.
So, did you count the cactus? I think there are 17, but I could be off by two or three. They are very interesting plants, maybe because they seem exotic to us northerners. I love to see them blossom.