Cactus Patch in Blossom
A glance at this picture will make it clear that the cactus has full claim to consideration as an ornamental plant, and is worthy of a place in any flower garden. It has such important economic uses, as a forage plant and producer of fruit that its lowering qualities are usually overlooked. But they are not likely to be overlooked by any one who has once seen a group of the developed spineless opuntias in blossom in Mr. Burbank's garden.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 8