The first new stems on my Mexican Fence Post cactus (Pachycereus marginatus). Unlike some other cacti, the new stems look exactly like the more mature stems.
Rosa 'Tiffany' has finally put out a nice flower now that our highs are in the mid-70's to low 80's. 'Tiffany' has a great spicy fragrance. All my roses have buds and the flowers are lasting about a week now. That's quite a change from the one-day blooms of late summer.
November desert garden view. The Santa Rita Prickly Pear (Opuntia violaceae santa rita) has started to turn purple. It will deepen as the weather cools even more.
My daughter has a large potted ornamental sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita') that I coveted when I saw it, so I got one of my own. Now, I wish I hadn't as I have to water it every day, and sometimes twice! It is beautiful, but not worth the extra effort. The plant is supposed to do well in USDA Zones 9-11 with moderate water and shade. I can't imagine what this plant would require in late spring to early fall. Maybe watering seven times a day!