As I was scrolling through the “botanical garden” tag, I stopped about halfway down on this photograph to admire what I thought was the pattern in the fabric of what I imagined was a handmade cactus from a seller on Etsy. When I got to the bottom I was shocked to see that it was a real plant. Isn’t it beautiful?
This plant is Euphorbia obesa, a succulent from southern Africa, at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a relatively new botanical garden, having opened in just 1995, and looks like an incredible place to visit. ~AR
I have three of these! But they’re smaller, pretty much golf-ball sized.