My friend Kathy has this fabulous Prickly Pear Cactus garden in her front yard
I am in love with it. It is easy to take care of and blooms in mid summer....I was dying to start one of my own.
So she gave me some cuttings and a pair of heavy gloves
Apparently, all you have to do is take some cuttings and let them calcify at the ends....then stick them in the ground and you have a cactus garden....we'll see....
I was surprised that you could even grow a
cactus garden in New York but she has a great sunny spot right next to her cobblestone walk way. She has surrounded the cactus with stones that keep the warmth in.
It fills up with so many buds and is so
beautiful when it blooms
She started this garden about 6 or 7 years ago
with one tiny little cactus
I am hoping to be at least half as successful!