04 August 2019

Sunday Stamps - X

These are plants that have adapted to live in desert conditions. Cacti are probably the most well known  plants used in xeriscaping — dry landscaping — but we also have the agave from which we can get tequila. The saguaro can grow to 40 feet (12 metres) tall whereas the beavertail cactus (which I know as a prickly pear cactus) is only about 2 - 15 inches (70 - 400 mm). The last one is a barrel cactus which is known to sometimes fall over because it grows based on sun orientation, though as it tilts towards the southwest it can also be a compass guide for travellers. 

for the letter X - xeric (dry)

If anyone has a special topical that they collect, let me know and it can be included in our new round of themes, starting August 25th.