ARIZONA CACTI AND SUCCULENTS (2)

Sorry for the delay of this post, it was ment to come sooner but my father died and life was “different” for a while.

So here they come, the Arizona pictures as promised.

 

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SAGUARO’S EVERYWHERE YOU SEE

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THE BIRDS LOVE TO MAKE NESTS IN SAGUARO BODIES

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FLOWERSPIKE OF AN AGAVE

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MAMMILARIA WITH PUPS

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SUCCULENT FLOWERS, ALOE I THINK

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APARENTLY PEOPLE LOVE TO CUT AND CARVE IN THESE OPUNTIA’S, HEARTFORMS ARE POPULAR AND PEOPLES NAMES

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BIRDS ARE NOT AFRAID OF THE HUGE SPIKES

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LOOK HOW GREEN THESE SUCCULENTS ARE COMPAIRED TO THE GRAS !

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FLOWERBUDS OF THE OCCOTILLO

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I think I’ll have to make a 3rd post about this item, I’ll try to make it this week ok ?

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting.

 

 

 

 

My holiday cacti and succulents.(1)

I know it’s been a while since our vacation in Arizona and I have several posts here about our vacation but I wanted to make a special of the cacti  and the succulents I saw over there. I loved seeing them in their own habitat !

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OPUNTIA-ON- THE- ROCKS

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THE WORLD FAMOUS SAGUARO, IF YOU KNOW THEY GROW ONLY A FEW INCHES EACH YEAR CAN YOU IMAGINE HOW OLD THIS ONE IS ? THE FIRST ARM GROWS WHEN HE IS 100 YEARS OLD !!!!

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AGAVE

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OPUNTIA SANTA RITA

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AGAVE

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AGAVE

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AGAVE TEETH

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EUPHORBIA

 

 

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ON THE LOOK OUT

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THIS HAIRY CACTUS IS CALLED  : OLD MAN OF THE ANDES

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THIS IS THE FAMOUS MOTHER-IN-LAW’S CHAIR

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I think I’ll have to do more than one blogpage about this cos I still have so many to show.

Have a great week all !

 

 

 

 

 

A PEEK IN MY GARDEN

June is one of the prettiest months in the garden I think, everything is still fresh and a lot of plants are in bloom. We had quite a bit of nice Spring weather lately but at the moment it is raining and the rain is very welcome . Unfortunately some people in my country have had to deal with severe flooding cos of fierce thunderstorms, that must be horrible !

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ROSA CONSTANCE SPRY

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CLEMATIS ETOILE VIOLETTE

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PASSIFLORA CARRULEA, VERY WINTERHARDY

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TONGUE FERN, VERY WINTERHARDY AND WINTERGREEN AND IT CAN WITHSTAND DRAUGHT

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FATSIA JAPONICA

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A BLUE GERANIUM

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RED PELARGONIUM

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GOATS BEARD

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DIGITALIS

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BLUE CLEMATIS

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LADIES MANTLE

Have a great week my friends ! Thanks for visiting !!

SONORAN DESSERT ARIZONA

We visited the Sonoran dessert last March whilst on holiday in Arizona, it’s a great place and not too hot yet in Spring. In Summer the heat must be unbearable !!! I loved every second of it !

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THOSE SAGUARO CACTI WERE REALLY IMPRESSIVE, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU KNOW THEY ONLY GROW A FEW INCHES A YEAR.

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THEY LOOKED ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AGAIST THE BLUE SKY.

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THE SONORAN DESSERT STILL LOOKS VERY WILD.

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CACTI EVERYWHERE

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LOTS OF WILDFLOWERS

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FLOWER BUDS AND FRESH NEW LEAFS FOR THIS OCCOTILLODSC02099

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A SPIDER HOLE IN THE GROUND, BUT I DIDN’T SEE THE SPIDER.

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CACTI PARADISE FOR ME

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OCCOTILLO

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RIPENING BERRIES ON A SUCCULENT PLANT WHO GREW ON A TREE

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BEAUTY EVERYWHERE

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STUNNING VIEWS

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LUCKILY FOR MY HUB THERE WERE BIRDS TOO

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OPUNTIAS

We loved the peace and quiet, when you go on vacation in  Europe there are crowds everywhere so you can’t take a decent picture !

Have a great week all and thanks for visiting, don’t forget to enjoy your garden or balcony !

 

 

 

 

 

SONORA DESSERT MUSEUM ARIZONA part 2

As promised, more pictures of the  Sonoran Dessert Museum.

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PRETTY WILD FLOWERS GROWING ALONGSIDE THE CACTI

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FRESH NEW SPRING LEAFS

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AGAVE

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OPUNTIA SANTA RITA

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HUMMINGBIRDS ARE LURED WITH SWEET STUFF, THEY WERE KEPT IN AN AVIARY WHERE YOU COULD WALK INSIDE TO SEE THEM UP CLOSE

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ASCLEPIAS FLOWER

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I LOVED THAT PERFECT BLUE SKY !!!!!

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ADENIUM FLOWERS, A SUCCULENT

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ALOE

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ALOE FLOWERS

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FERNS

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AGAVE

We loved our visit to the Sonoran Dessert garden, it was hot though even in March !

Thanks for your visit .