Debbi took this one of our native prickly pear
A few years ago I moved one of our native cactus, Opuntia humifusa Hardy Prickly Pear into our cactus bed on the south side of the house. It REALLY does well and this is our first flower of the season. Soon the 3' by 3' plant will be full of the same.
They along with our larger cactus make a great deterrent for anyone wanting to get close to the house windows and solve a hot dry location under the roof overhang.