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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris)
Soft, pastel colored flowers ready for Easter. But on a cactus?
Each year, an event occurs in the surrounding desert about the same time as Easter. Beautiful spots of bright color start to appear on the hillsides of the desert.
Cacti everywhere are beginning to bloom.
Isn’t it amazing that such a tough, prickly plant produces such gorgeous flowers?
Purple Prickly Pear (Opuntia violaceae santa-rita)
The flowers themselves are soft….unlike the cactus.
Every spring, I look forward to seeing the beautiful show that the cacti put on with their colorful blooms. I have anxiously been waiting to share them with you and now they are beginning to bloom 🙂
I hope you have enjoyed these unusual, yet beautiful flowers.
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."