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 comment:

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