We have a beautiful prickly pear cactus in bloom right now that is flaunting yellow and orange blooms like a peacock does feathers.
It is tucked in a garden on the south side of the house so it thrives.
In fact this cactus is native to Kentucky even if most people only associate it with the desert Southwest.
When it comes to prickly plants most of us automatically think of cacti in the desert; there are others with a more subtle prick to consider for the mixed border.
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