Tuesday, June 23, 2015

DESPITE THIS PAST WINTER, THE CACTI STILL BLOOM IN CROTON

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton -- our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools -- in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

Another season...Yes there's a reason why Prickly Pear Hill in Croton is called...well...Prickly Pear Hill. 

Read all about it here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/ever-wonder-why.html and click on the photo to see some old stock blooming happily in a garden. The bees love 'em; and the bravest of hummingbirds too.

4 comments:

  1. These are the Northeast native Prickly Pears, for which Prickly Pear Hill was named. None there, any more, of course, but many Kept alive in Croton's gardens.

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  2. We've seen it pop up quite wild in some of the rocky outcrops up there and a few years ago, a friend of mine found some in her back yard! That plant has been divided and distributed throughout the village at least a hundred times by now. Let's bring back the natives!

    Really nice shot Maria.

    Bethany

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  3. We live on Prickly Pear Hill Road and absolutely have prickly pears in our garden that were there when we moved in. They flower every year and somehow survive the harshest winters without any attention at all.

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    1. We were so shocked to see them come back as well as they did; they were a moldy mound of soft goopy black and green muck. Ain't nature grand!

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