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lavender cactus – surprisingly pretty! makes us want to track down some lavender-hued eyeshadow...


Prickly pear cactus offer beautiful subtle shades of lilac and lavender.

Shades of every purple.

Purple prickly pear - on LA County's list of approved drought tolerant plants. Great choice for adding color to desert landscaping.

Opuntia Violacea Santa Rita

Opuntia Violacea Santa Rita cactus Plants seeds~Violet prickly pear tuna

I love these purple cacti! Opuntia violacea 'Santa Rita', cacti are beautiful too and can have a special place in many gardens. Can be used as a barrier around a fence too


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Here are five mushrooms that are great for a beginning forager!

5 Easy to Identify Edible Mushrooms

If you are a beginning mushroom hunter, these five easy to identify edible mushrooms are a great place to start. Learn how to forage for wild mushrooms!

Porcelain bottle vase of yuhuchun form, with a pear-shaped body, narrow neck and flaring mouth rim.  Decorated in underglaze blue. Band of lingzhi fungi below the mouth rim, plantain leaves and lotus flowers on the neck, and lily plants with a butterfly on the body.  Glazed base.

Ming dynasty, Yongle period, AD On loan from Sir Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art. Blue-and-white bottle with a pair of birds. Porcelain with underglaze cobalt-blue decoration. PDF © Trustees of the British Museum

Red prickly pears (“tunas”).  So delicious.

Capturing the simple beauty of everyday in southern Italy… Masseria Potenti, you had me at these green vases… This prickly pear tree makes me stop and glance at it for a while as it sta…

Permaculture and Food Forest Gardens- Native Plant Talk Series | Halifax Garden Network

Permaculture and Food Forest Gardens- Native Plant Talk Series

Permaculture and Food Forest Gardens - Native Plant Talk @ Halifax Garden Network ~ great resources!