Oh my... ice on the pumpkin, and you know what they say about ice on the pumpkin.
Echinocereus tri. var mojavensis
Note the shrinking of the plant cells, almost all cold hardy cactus will shrivel up some for winter.
Very cold hardy, it did well last winter, and this was a winter that filimentosa died back.
Beautiful plant, not sure of the var. or how big it will get.
More winter colors
I built these monuments/pillars for wildlife and to add some interest in the garden, they are built on a lava flow that I could not do much with. I put them here a few years ago and have stuck out like a soar thumb ever sense.
So I have been trying to Angkor them with some rocks and planting beds. I think this and some restaining of the mortar should give more of a natural look.
And some that I did earlier this year, I should have taken a before pic.
And last some birds by the feeder.