With so many places in the world experiencing warmer and drier temperatures, many gardeners and horticulturists are looking to different plants for their landscaping that are drought resistant. Cacti are becoming a plant of choice as Xeriscape gardening becomes more and more popular is semi-desert areas such as the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia.
With its unique environment, the Okanagan experiences climates similar to that found in Arizona, USA. This means that cacti are more popular; capable of withstanding the long, hard and cold winters and the searing heat and drought conditions of the summers.
I have a friend who grows cacti to sell. I had the opportunity to photograph some of his collection. I concentrated on the spines that each plant grows – its own protection against marauding wildlife who would eat, and drink from, these plants to survive the hard desert conditions.
- Cyprus Cacti (houseofclicks.wordpress.com)