My Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus has taken on this strange shape after our recent rains. Could this be a Masculana hugeinimus 'Horny'?
I just cut off five pups around this Agave. With all the rain the pups grew so large they were pushing the mother plant over. We set it upright and looks like it will be OK. This was planted in the wrong place over 17 years ago, next to a light pole and on the property line. What were we thinking? One of the things that homeowners don't consider is how big a plant or tree will get on maturity. I've seen trees planted one foot from houses. They provide instant window shade, but within a couple of years, they are leaning out from the house or pushing up eaves, and will eventually raise the foundation. At least this Agave was away from the house!
Only the top pad of my Santa Rita Prickly Pear turned the normal beautiful purple. Last year all the pads turned, but we have had a mild winter so far. Today it will be 76 degrees!
This barrel cactus is loaded with ripening fruit. Inside each fruit are hundreds of black seeds. I should sell them on Ebay.
How can I cut back the Cherry Red Lantana that's still in bloom? I can't make myself do it just yet! It should have been cut back for a spring flush. Maybe it will do just as well if I leave it alone. Only time will tell.