Pictured here is an example of a succulent in the genus Echeveria that I photographed on a recent trip to Fredericksburg, Texas. The town is a very … [Read more...] about Echeveria in Fredericksburg, Texas
On a recent trip to Austin and Fredericksburg, I spotted a limestone hillside south of Abilene covered in these beautiful pink wildflowers. I was … [Read more...] about The Mountain Pinks That Nearly Got Us Killed!
The Brown Spine Prickly Pear, Opuntia phaeacantha, is a very common plant in Texas except for the wettest parts of the state. It is the sprawling flat … [Read more...] about Brown Spine Prickly Pear-The Cactus Everybody in Texas Knows
The cactus pictured is Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, the Desert Christmas Cholla. It is one of the most widespread of the cholla cacti. They are found … [Read more...] about Desert Christmas Cholla, Needs A Buddy Tree
We have a section in the front yard that has a cedar elm tree surrounded by Tree Cholla cactus, Cylindropuntia imbricata. As you can see the body of … [Read more...] about Tree Cholla, Beautifully Flowered, Low Maintenance, Sticker-Patch