Some Cactus and Succulent Shots 

Echinopsis bruchii, bought at Jerry Barad's 7/2009
Grown from seed collected decades ago by a LI nurseryman.

Echinocereus coccineus in the background. Accompanied by Oenothera speciosa, Mexican evening primrose. The latter is invasive, but easy to control and a fabulous bloomer. In front of the rock is Cypress Spurge (Euphorbia cyparissias), another mildly invasive European native. I let it sort of "slide around" from year to year.

Hippeastrum x johnsonii, the hardy Amaryllis

Agave havardiana, backed by the easy perennial hardy Amaryllis (Hippeastrum x johnsonii) and flanked by one of the new disease resistant roses. The Agave is as big as a beer keg and totally hardy at the Denver Botanic Garden.

Osmanthus armatus 'Jim Porter'
Growing in wet light shade, awesomely sculptured leaves