You know where I found this pretty cactus flower?
In my garden.
Friends are generally surprised to find cactus growing and blooming in my Zone 5 Indiana garden.
It’s another passalong plant, one that I handle with care. Actually, I generally don’t handle it at all if I can help it. It has little tiny pricklies that are painful if you get stuck. And I’ve been stuck enough to know. So I won’t pass it along to anyone with children or pets in the garden. It would be too dangerous!
Why keep such a beast, also called devil’s tongue, if I’m afraid to touch it?
Because the flowers are pretty. And because I like having a few unusual, unexpected plants in the garden.
Do you have any unusual, unexpected plants in your garden?