Garden Tour: Inspiration from 10 Botanical Gardens
 

Garden Tour: Inspiration from 10 Botanical Gardens

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Desert Botanical GardenPhoenix8. Tailor a tapestry. I'm not implying that these cacti are touchable by any means, but their frosty texture brings something very special to this planting at the Desert Botanical Garden. This patchwork of purple prickly pears (Opuntia violaceae var. santa-rita, zones 7 to 11) and teddy bear cacti (Opuntia spp, various zones) is best seen and not touched, though you can create similar effects by using combinations of plants with similar colors.Tip: A plant's texture is best defined by how fine or course its leaves look from a distance rather than how it actually feels.To make your own drought-tolerant and silvery planting, look to succulents like hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum spp) and stonecrop (Sedum spp, various zones) or herbs such as lavender (Lavendula angustifolia, zones 5 to 11) and thyme (Thymus spp, zones 3 to 9).
Noelle Johnson Landscape Consulting added this to Great Design Plant: Santa Rita Prickly Pear for Purple Appeal
Santa Rita prickly pear is often confused with Opuntia macrocentra, also known as black-spine or purple prickly pear. Opuntia macrocentra has a few different characteristics, such as a larger amount of long spines, a smaller growth habit and a yellow flower with an orange center.Shown: Black-spine prickly pear (foreground)

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plantingwisely added this to Wonderfully Unique
August 22, 2014
Desert Botanical Gardens is awesome!
Kurt added this to Front Yard
March 4, 2014
luv the short white furry ones
lindenwheeler added this to lindenwheeler's Ideas
January 28, 2014
cactus section
eonia added this to eonia's Ideas
January 26, 2014
Santa Rita prickly pear is often confused with Opuntia macrocentra, also known as black-spine or purple prickly pear. Opuntia macrocentra has a few different characteristics, such as a larger amount of long spines, a smaller growth habit and a yellow flower with an orange center. Shown: Black-spine prickly pear (foreground)
sugan56 added this to sugan56's ideas
January 23, 2014
nice layering
hiyakt added this to hiyakt's ideas
January 23, 2014
everything
sayplease added this to Garden
January 22, 2014
Beautiful!
antoniahfore added this to Garten
January 22, 2014
Can we do a corner in our yard looking like that?
cueindy added this to cueindy's ideas
January 22, 2014
cactus
dvanwart43 added this to Garden
January 22, 2014
cactus landscape
mdsf1000 added this to Miguel´s ideas
January 22, 2014
Cactus
dandu57 added this to dandu57's Ideas
January 22, 2014
Platebande de cactus
oggy13 added this to gardens
January 22, 2014
prickly pear
Vicky Ma added this to vicky_ma ideas
January 17, 2014
Amazing low growing field of purple
Estudio Castaño added this to Plants/Trees
January 17, 2014
Black-spine or purple prickly pear (Opuntia macrocentra)
Merrell Creel added this to merrell_creel's Ideas
November 9, 2013
Unique
merrym added this to landscape
October 14, 2013
Santa Rita prickly pear is often confused with Opuntia macrocentra, also known as black-spine or purple prickly pear shown in foreground here
Mario Cruz added this to maritocruz's ideas
September 19, 2013
This patchwork of purple prickly pears (Opuntia violaceae var. santa-rita, zones 7 to 11) and teddy bear cacti (Opuntia spp, various zones) is best seen and not touched, though you can create similar effects by using combinations of plants with similar colors
Katie Mae Design added this to kdmae3's ideas
September 16, 2013
great cactus groupings
Jenn Guerra added this to Exterior Ideas
September 16, 2013
Jardín de nopalitos
colorarq added this to grill
September 16, 2013
Desert Botanical Garden Phoenix 8. Tailor a tapestry. I'm not implying that these cacti are touchable by any means, but their frosty texture brings something very special to this planting at the Desert Botanical Garden. This patchwork of purple prickly pears (Opuntia violaceae var. santa-rita, zones 7 to 11) and teddy bear cacti (Opuntia spp, various zones) is best seen and not touched, though you can create similar effects by using combinations of plants with similar colors. Tip: A plant's texture is best defined by how fine or course its leaves look from a distance rather than how it actually feels.To make your own drought-tolerant and silvery planting, look to succulents like hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum spp) and stonecrop (Sedum spp, various zones) or herbs such as lavender (Lavendula angustifolia, zones 5 to 11) and thyme (Thymus spp, zones 3 to 9).
sywebb added this to sywebb's Favorites
September 15, 2013
atrium ideas
gringopeligroso added this to Plantings
September 15, 2013
LOVE cacti/succulent gardens....when done correctly....as here! Reminds me of the coral reefs I used to dive over/through!
dirtdog added this to dirtdog's ideas
September 15, 2013
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix - Opuntia spp: purple prickly pears and teddy bear cacti
marleycb added this to marleycb's Ideas
September 15, 2013
Great cactuce
dhagetete added this to Landscape Ideas
September 15, 2013
Colorful succulent garden
teresag77 added this to garden
September 15, 2013
Beautirul
alexschiff added this to desert living
September 15, 2013
staggered cacti heights
Thomas Mcclain added this to thomas_mcclain's ideas
September 15, 2013
haunting
mdeslondes added this to tropical looks
September 15, 2013
Succulents
marylee23 added this to laverne
September 15, 2013
everything, colors, closeness of cacti plantings
tanya wilson added this to planting
September 15, 2013
opuntia violaceae 'Santa rita', opuntia spp (teddy bear cacti)
harristwd added this to desert garden
September 15, 2013
Purple prickly pear and teddy bear cactus, with some tall cactus for visual interest
jwagnergb added this to jwagnergb's Favorites
September 15, 2013
Great planning with cactus!
Sigrid added this to Gardens
September 14, 2013
Eye candy
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