Archives for April 2013

What’s blooming in my yard

Hedgehog CactusThe purple to magenta flowers and usually four well-armed central spines help to identify this common desert cactus.  Also known as saint’s cactus, strawberry cactus, strawberry hedgehog cactus, and purple torch. Protected in Arizona and Nevada. Englemann’s is one of the most common hedgehog cacti found in the southwestern deserts. The edible fruit is said to taste like strawberries, lending it one of its common names.

Another source of my inspiration.  I am trying to reproduce this color in glass….  not easy.