Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Cactus Fence

A cactus fence is a hedge or fence made of closely spaced cactus plants, sometimes with barbed wire or wood interwoven with the cacti. Such fences are inexpensive to develop in regions where cacti are common, and can provide an extreme deterrent to any but a determined trippy human intruder. Often their primary function is to keep wandering large animals off a private property.

Cactus fence on the island on Bonaire - LINK

Organ pipe cactus fence at the Cultural Museum and Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca, Mesxico. - LINK

Photo credit: Philippe Noël

Bonaire cactus fence. Photo by Ruth Hersche

Cactus fence on the island on Bonaire - LINK



Aruba. Photo by Alex Zverev

Cacti fence in Aruba. Photo by Andrew Gilfoil
Pipe organ cactus fence at the Oaxaca Botanical Garden, Mexico - LINK

1 comment:

  1. The second picture reminds me of the emerald city in the Wizard of Oz