Oregon Cactus


The Mail Tribune in Southern Oregon writes a nice article about succulents to plant around the house. Not to get all pedantic on you, but see if you can figure out what’s wrong with this.

A strawberry hedgehog is one of the plants in the succulents and cactus garden at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Central Point. Succulents can make good fire breaks around your home. Mail Tribune Photo / Jamie Lusch

Here’s a more standard photo of a Strawberry Hedgehog.

Echinocereus engelmannii from Bird and Hike, taken in habitat around the Las Vegas area. Now the Agave above is a very pretty plant, but these Strawberry Hedgehogs are also pretty much a completely stunning visual experience.

The article from Oregon does have one last thing to say that is unquestionably the wisest thing this writer has ever seen in a mainstream newspaper.

One word of caution, however: raising succulents is addictive. There are so many unique varieties that next thing you know, you’ll be a collector.


    
    
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