Posts tagged cylindropuntia

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Bug hotel / Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona

I can’t tell you how much I love desert skeletons like this one.

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Run to the desertYou will see all that you need to seeRun to the desertYou will be all that you need to be
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, “Desert Song”

Run to the desert
You will see all that you need to see
Run to the desert
You will be all that you need to be

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, “Desert Song”

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Life’s not easy / Sonoran Desert National Monument

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Ocotillo and cholla / Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona

Ocotillo and cholla / Sonoran Desert National Monument, Arizona

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Plants & People of the Sonoran Desert Loop Trail
Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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Saguaro trio / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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nest / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

nest / Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix

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All of pups and seed-grown cacti have new homes - the final repotting before finding more permanent homes.

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This Cylindropuntia ‘Mini Cholla’ is always the last of the Opuntias to put on new growth, but this year took a really long time!

This Cylindropuntia ‘Mini Cholla’ is always the last of the Opuntias to put on new growth, but this year took a really long time!

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Roads Water-Smart Garden I / Denver Botanic Gardens

Immediately upon entering the gates of the Denver Botanic Gardens, you are greeted on the right-hand side by the Roads Water-Smart Garden. It features both native plants, as well as plants that come from similar climates to that of Colorado, including the Mediterranean, South Africa, South America, and Central Asia.

Many of these species are quite suitable for my neck of the woods as well - thus, the garden provided loads of inspiration.

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Red Rocks Amphitheatre and Park / Morrison, Colorado

Opuntia and Cylindropuntia

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Mixed planter: Mammillaria huitzilopochtli, Cactus NOID, Pachycereus marginatus, Cylindropuntia fulgida, Mammillaria picta, and Trichocereus grandiflorus.

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Update on Succulent Susan’s zen kitty garden: Opuntia basilaris ‘Baby Rita’, Chamaelobivia ‘Rose Quartz’, and Cylindropuntia species.

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Last May, I helped my friend Susan create her first cactus garden (http://cactguy.tumblr.com/post/50195257339/i-am-quickly-turning-my-good-friend-susan-into-a).

Well, we had one of the coldest winters on record - and in many cases we dropped from temps in the 70s or 80s in a matter of hours. On top of that, we had snow, ice, and sleet.

Both of us lost some plants. While I only lost agaves and aloes, Susan lost her Ferocactus, an Oreocereus celsianus, and several Agave.

Today, we redid the garden, adding two variegated century plants in place of the Ferocactus, replaced the mulch with pea gravel, added a lot of new potted cacti and succulents, and even a yoga cat statue that I picked up for her husband while in Austin. All that remains from the first attempt are two Opuntia basilaris ‘Baby Rita’ and two Cylindropuntia. Quite the upgrade!

I’ll try to showcase the potted plants later this week.

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Macro Art Haus Series II / Mini cholla

Macro Art Haus Series II / Mini cholla