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Article: The Devil in My Woods: Prickly Pear Cactus: My Prickly Pear

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Jax4ever
Boxford, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2008
7:20 PM

Post #5169022

I am thrilled with my Prickly Pear! It's the only true cactus (that I know of) that is hardy in zone 6! Amazing- desert plant in the damp pine woods. Thank you for letting me know that it's supposed to fall over- I though Iwas mistreating it!

DGer Chantell gave me 3 pads of Prickly Pear, and they've taken off, gowing like crazy. One word of caution: when someone ships you a box of Prickly Pear pads, LOOK IN THE BOX BEFORE PUTTING YOUR HAND INSIDE. Um, hot soapy water, tweezers, tape, glue... all are more difficult to use with both hands covered in spines! Yow!!!
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 27, 2008
9:28 PM

Post #5169569

Jax,
Sounds like in that case, you'd have to enlist the help of a family member. Both hands-Ouch!
Yep, always look in the box first. :-)
Jax4ever
Boxford, MA
(Zone 6a)

June 28, 2008
4:35 PM

Post #5173102

Any family member of mine would be too busy ROFL!!!
libellule
Fountain, FL
(Zone 8b)

June 28, 2008
4:52 PM

Post #5173174

LOL

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