Local News! From the Muscatine (IA) Journal comes this lonely tale of a cactus in a front yard. It’s the perfect story for a Saturday morning.
Take a drive down Muscatine’s Fifth Street and you’ll see flowers, houseplants and even a cactus bed. What next? Cornstalks in the desert?
…Barb Phillips’ Muscatine home… features a large bed of effortlessly flourishing cacti, creating a sharp contrast to the colorful flowers and soft-leafed plants that are more typical of Iowa. Photo Cynthia Beaudette
Looks like Barb keeps her low-growing opuntia well trimmed. Very little is hanging over the planter edge into the sidewalk.