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Phoenix vista from the Sonoran Desert Nature Loop Trail
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Carnegiea gigantea / SaguaroDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Carnegiea gigantea / Saguaro
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Sonoran texture / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Postcard opportunity / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Postcard opportunity / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Grusonia kunzei / Kunze club chollaDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Grusonia kunzei / Kunze club cholla
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Caesalpinia cacalaco / CascaloteDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Caesalpinia cacalaco / Cascalote
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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I finished the process started last week of collecting seed from my Mammillaria collection. More than a dozen new packs of seed for trading and gifts.

I finished the process started last week of collecting seed from my Mammillaria collection. More than a dozen new packs of seed for trading and gifts.

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Stapelia gigantea on the verge … I’ll keep you posted!

Stapelia gigantea on the verge … I’ll keep you posted!

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Ferocactus glaucescens / Biznaga doradaDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
Ferocatus glaucescens stands out amongst other members of its genus both for uniformity in its spine alignment (pictured here) and its peculiar white fruits that appear after summer blooms.

Ferocactus glaucescens / Biznaga dorada
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Ferocatus glaucescens stands out amongst other members of its genus both for uniformity in its spine alignment (pictured here) and its peculiar white fruits that appear after summer blooms.

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The bees on one of my Texas sage were so intense this morning, that all air conditioners, barking dogs, and street traffic were effectively muted.

The bees on one of my Texas sage were so intense this morning, that all air conditioners, barking dogs, and street traffic were effectively muted.

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Vauquelinia californica / Arizona rosewood
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Arizona rosewood, a member of the rose family, is recommended as an alternative to oleander throughout its range of southern Arizona, Baja California, and northern Mexico.

As this specimen demonstrates, it goes through a shrubby stage before it will take form as a specimen tree in your landscape. Moderate to rapid growth results in up to a 15 foot tree. It takes full sun and even tolerates reflected heat, making it a safe bet next to your house.

Its lancolate leaves are somewhat leathery on top and a softer green underneath. In early spring, the branches are covered in dense white clusters of flowers, similar in appearance to crepe myrtle.

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Saguaro trio / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Opuntia x spinosabacca / Hybrid prickly pearDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix
This hybrid is nice cross between Opuntia aureispina and Opuntia phaeacantha. The black on white spines is pretty lovely, right?

Opuntia x spinosabacca / Hybrid prickly pear
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

This hybrid is nice cross between Opuntia aureispina and Opuntia phaeacantha. The black on white spines is pretty lovely, right?

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Mammillaria geminispina forma cristata / Twin spined cactusDesert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

Mammillaria geminispina forma cristata / Twin spined cactus
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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bromeliace: A new update for you.

bromeliace: A new update for you.