This native plant (Opuntia basiliaris), "beavertail cactus" is very popular in landscapes and public plantings too. The large flowers are an incredibly bright magenta pink and occur in early spring. So beautiful!
"Pole beans are so easy to grow! Just plop the seed in the ground and make sure they have something to climb on. This is a new variety I tried this year. I just love the apricot-colored blooms. (And the beans taste good, too!)"