Our Backyard Garden

Our Backyard Garden

2020, May 09    

It all started with a simple spider plant and an aloe that made the trip out West with us from Chicago. Now our yard is full with plump succulents, spiky cactus, fragrant flowers, soft ground cover, winding vines, juicy fruit trees, and savory herbs. It really makes our local honeybees (with their growing hive), birds, moths, and butterflies happy!


Buckhorn Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa)

Arizona Pencil Cholla Cactus (Cylindropuntia arbuscula)

Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii)

Berlandieri Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus berlandieri)

California Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus)

Devil’s Tongue Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus latispinus)

Old Lady Pin Cushion Cactus (Mammillaria hahniana)

Indian Fig Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica)

Mexican Fence Post Cactus (Pachycereus marginatus)

Blue Torch (Pilosocereus pachycladus)

Grey Ghost Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus pruinosus)

Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus)