Best Cacti, August 2008
There’s no shortage of prickly riches at Pasadena’s California Cactus Center. But Cactus Ranch
promises more multifaceted pleasure—and better deals. Crested mutations are propagated along with a spineless football-shaped variety; such oddballs make the place look more like a zoo than like a garden. The nursery does wholesale business during the week but opens its doors to the public on weekends. That means low prices, unusual species, and expert advice.