Ghost Town Garden

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These cacti are incredibly adept at survival in the harshest me they tell a story of someone long ago who had the peace of mind to make the best of life in harsh and unforgiving surroundings...some are remnants of gardens planted early last century. Now that is fascinating!!!

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Henry Scoggin on December 11, 2012

We call these Century plants here in Texas. Suppose to only bloom one in a great while and put on the tall shoot.

InTheBush on December 12, 2012

Hi Henry! I will have to look into that more now...and I will remember that name next time I see another one of these big old plants :-) Western Australia and Texas have a lot in common.

GasGasL€X on December 12, 2012

Just like a Triffid to survive...

InTheBush on December 12, 2012

Did you read the novel was never my kind of thing, but I just read a summary of the, it sounds very complicated...and the bit about the numerous wives...LOL...sounds like a certain part of the world!

GasGasL€X on December 12, 2012

Yep Caroline, I read most of John Wyndams Sci-Fi novels in school.. :)

jockswa on December 13, 2012

Aloe vera I believe, that plant. You see it often where old farm houses once stood. Supposed to have medicinal qualities.. Neat shot Caroline.

Stuart Smith on December 14, 2012

You can always tell the areas of early settlement in the outback.... there's one of these about!

Carter Boswell on December 16, 2012

Very interesting, old yards are a fine place to investigate! L Cheers, Carter

bdeh on February 5, 2013

It's an Aloe Vera indeed Caroline. After blooming the plant dies, but it has made a lot of shoots before that so the plant stays. Greetings Berend

bdeh on February 5, 2013

Oh, forgot the LIKE Caroline. Greetings Berend

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