Grandpa Cactus Grandpa Cactus

This prickly pear cactus was started when Ed picked one ear of a roadside plant near Fredericksburg, Texas, in 1985, and stuck it in the ground at Cactus Hill. Now Grandpa is 5 feet high and 10 feet wide and has spawned another 160 plants that serve as a living fence along our road.

Row of cactus flowersPrickly pear cactus blossomThese photos were taken in spring of 2001, a most beautiful and lush season. Grandpa and all of his progeny are rimmed with these brilliant yellow flowers.

 

 

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