CACTUS APPRECIATION OR
|Doing duty as a sign post: The Whole Earth Saguaro|
at the Alabama-Shepherd Shopping Center
(Store located next to Trader Joe's and Maiko)
|Cactus Music at Shepherd Square|
|Pistolero's desert plants|
|Some nice exemplars of cacti on Pistolero's perimeter|
There are a few other places in the neighborhood where succulents are used ornamentally for arid garden landscaping. Most noteworthy: 3118 Richmond (Inventure Design), a building on stilts with parking underneath at ground level. that also stands out architecturally, and the residential complex on NE corner of Richmond and Edloe dubbed 36Sixty to make the street address memorable.
Those who grow succulents as a hobby do not include cacti within the definition, but the botanists do not draw that distinction among plants that thrive in arid conditions by retaining water in fleshy water-storing tissue.
... and then there is the Arid Garden in Hermann Park
|Park Lane Tower overlooking Centennial Gardens - Arid Garden in foreground|