Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Cacti and other sticky plants

Last Friday, we put in a cacti garden on our adjoining lot. I'd found several small species growing here and there. Plus our neighbor, Jeri Bowles, wanted to give us some of her cacti and agave. So we decided to transplant ours and consolidate everything into one central bed. James even drove out to our 11 acres northwest of town and dug up some barrel cacti, sotol, agave, and native grass. I haven't figured out all the different species, but I will.

In the meantime, here's the fruit of our labor...

Two kinds of agave (the top one came from our 11 acres outside of town)

Barrel cacti (from the 11 acres)

Unknown cacti (from the field)

A tiny cactus smaller than a toothpick

Native grass

Another transplant from the lot

Texas yucca, also called a twisted-leaf yucca
(Yucca rupicola)


Pam/Digging said...

A cactus bed sounds like fun. It's hard to tell from the picture, but that last one doesn't look like a sotol to me, which has very thin leaves and a perfectly rounded shape. Could it be a yucca of some sort, maybe twist-leaf?

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Yes probably so, Pam! We have a twist-leaf on the lot that we didn't transplant to the new bed.

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