4th of July, 2016….Yes, it’s Cactus in New Jersey

Late today, just before the fireworks, the Cactus are blooming in our front yard…. 

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Click to enlarge. As usual, comments are always welcome. M 🙂

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12 Responses to 4th of July, 2016….Yes, it’s Cactus in New Jersey

  1. Mike Powell says:

    I’m amazed the New Jersey winters don’t kill the cactus. Hope your Independence Day was a happy one too.


  2. DailyMusings says:

    that’s a beauty!!


  3. TamrahJo says:

    OOOHHH! Beautiful! And in New Jersey, to boot! 🙂 Didn’t realize cactus could tolerate the humidity in that area of the world I refer to, “East of the Mississippi – it’s a whole new world …” LOL – Sigh, so much to learn, so little time – 🙂


  4. disperser says:

    Nice . . . how usual is it to have cacti in NJ?


    • mvschulze says:

      As replied above, it seems the dry, shady location is a favorable condition for them to thrive here and pretty they are for about two weeks a year. M:-)


    • disperser says:

      I meant, are there others who grow them or have them in their yard?

      Do you see other cacti when you are out and about?


      • mvschulze says:

        I’m sure there are some cacti gardens here and there, but none that I can particularily recall anywhere nearby. They were here, under that then small Japanese maple when we bought this house down the shore about 15 years ago – although only taking up a small patch. Now as the tree has grown to a round 12′ foliage circumference, the Cacti cover about 12 sq. ft. under the dense globe-like foliage.Our soil right there is sand, covered by ~3 to 5″ stones, and therefore mostly dry. A glimpse near that spot from another persepective (w/o the cacti,) can be seen in this 2013 post, one of my first: http://wp.me/p37YEI-ap M 🙂


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