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Cindy Knoke: Desert Flowers~

Gorgeous cactus flowers from Cindy Knoke!

Cacti in peak spring bloom,

bursting to rival spring flowers.

Citron, ruby, pearl, amethyst.

A bejeweled thorn garden,
with cactus fairies dressed in buds.

Queen Yucca reigns,

while lowly barrel floats cellophane flowers.

Arid desert landscape,
yields burgeoning blooms.
Cheers to you from the flowering desert~

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Fall Prickly Pear Pictures with Red Fruit, Continuation of Fairy Garden Friday

Here is what the Prickly Pear fruit looks like in the Fall.  We both tasted the fruit and it seemed OK and we are not dead yet!  I think it must be dried up though, so will keep a close eye on the plant next year!  Sandy did get a cactus thorn in her lip 🙂

Fall Prickly Pear

Fall Prickly Pear 2

Fairy Garden Friday – Prickly Pear Cactus

This is a very interesting plant!  The Prickly Pear is indigenous to this area.  It only blooms once a year in about July.

Trying to weed around it is a definite challenge!  Usually, we go around pulling out stickers from our arms for a couple of weeks.

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear Plant

Happy Fairy Garden Friday!!