Saturday, January 6, 2018

December...was pretty darn good!

A dry, but frosty December.

Cercocarpus ledifolius 
 Cylindropuntia, garden volunteer.

Yucca brevifolia

The pond has been fun too watch over the past month.  It has froze, and thawed a couple of times now.

Yucca baccata

Yucca brevifolia

Yucca glauca

I went outside today hoping to get a few pics of the late December snow, but with a high of 39F  most of it melted.  We only had the one snow storm, dropping a whopping total of 3 inches on the ground.  For the majority of the month most of the days were covered white from frost.

Opuntia basilaris

Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis

Sclerocactus parviflorus

Opuntia gilvescens?
I had several Mule deer visit the garden this winter, and one thought the cactus fruit tasted good. 

Opuntia engelmannii x basilaris

I hope too transplant this Yucca brevifolia (sucker) later this season. 

Yucca gloriosa 'variegata'

Cylindropuntia garden volunteer

Opuntia basilaris

Another cylindropuntia volunteer 

Yucca brevifolia loving the winter weather. 

Cylindropuntia ramosissima inermis
 I had a bigger one in the past, but died shortly after the 2007 fire.

Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada

Cylindropuntia ramosissima

Echinocereus trig. "white sands"

A recoveringYucca brevifolia that froze to the ground last winter.  

Yucca hybrid "Big Mama"

Yucca elata


  1. Good to hear you weren't too wet and snowy. The coatings of frost on everything is almost foreign to me in NM!

  2. Yes, it was a good year for us.