If I had to pick a flower that represents my Mom it would be a cactus flower. Native to the Southwest, blooms in harsh environments, familiar yet exotic.

hildewintera aureispina -

colademononis - Monkey's Tail is a attractive cactus with very long white and soft, hairlike spines.

Landscaping Ideas from the Desert Botanical Garden

Echinopsis vatteri Add a splash of red to your garden using Echinopsis vatteri, an easy-growing cactus from South Africa. Its hardy in Zones - New Gardening Ideas

cactos ornamentales

beautiful cactus Gardening Tips Lots Of Pictures also Lots of Good Fresh Garden Recipe