Central New York Cactus

Close-up of a huge cactus that grows in my side yard.

Close-up of a huge cactus that grows in my side yard.

Thought I’d share a picture of the enormous cactus that grows along the side of the house. I would add full-size picture, but there are weeds growing in amongst all of those thorns… Tiny, hair like, thorns that stay in your skin for days. So that’s why it doesn’t get weeded. At least until the weeds are really tall and I can grab them without having to touch the prickly leaves.

Right now, there are a couple hundred blossoms, just like the ones in the picture. This cactus really is huge. I think it’s about 5 feet wide, all spread out. It amazes me that this thing can grow so well through the spring and summer and still live through the winters.

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