|This was my first bloom|
So Mark and I headed to the local nursery garden and after looking at several cacti, the Echinopsis Oxygona was the one. The common name is Easter Lily Cactus. It is a small clump of cacti that shoots out several blooms at once and one at a time. It blooms constantly during the spring, but this one doesn't know that because we are still getting blooms in the middle of our 100+ degree summer.
After planting the cacti, I added some 1/4" minus rock from our side yard and thought it looked pretty good. I stepped back and looked at it for a moment and realized it needed a little more. I went into the back yard and brought out some river rocks and one of my Sedona rocks. Another look and then I realized I had created my own little zen cacti rock garden.
I love my little garden. I love rocks too. In fact I still collect them, you know those special shaped rocks. What can I say. Maybe it's all the name.