Our recent trip to San Francisco inspired me to poke around (...hee) for some hardy cacti, because I had a vague idea that they were out there. Discovered the highly informative website of a fellow Ottawa gardener, which pointed me to a BC distributor that ships plants. With, alas, a $60 minimum order, which should kind of seriously not be in the cards right now.
But but but but but...!
Opuntia Mesa Melon! Look at that!!!
And they offer a selection of 10 miscellaneous opuntia for $60, too. This catalogue is entirely too helpful. Y U WANT ALL MY MONEEZ, PLANT SHIPPERZ.