Are you looking for something colorful and low-maintenance to plant in your garden or yard?
University of Arizona Master Gardener Mary Kidnocker describes the distinctive, colorful cacti and foliage that grow in the area during the cooler months and year-round, including the native Santa Rita Prickly Pear.
Here are some additional photographs and information on the Santa Rita Prickly Pear.
Visit the Green Valley Gardeners at Desert Meadows Park if you are interested in adding some color to your yard.
Do you have any colorful plants growing in your yard this season?
Share your photos below.