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Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society rescues Arizona plants

These are fishhook barrel cactus in bloom and we all photographed today in the desert.

Fishhook Barrel Cactus Flowers

Fishhook Barrel Cactus Flowers

Did you know that The Tucson Cactus & Succulent Society has cactus and succulent “rescue sales“, where you can buy rescue plants?

During their sales events, they usually sell rescued Fishhook Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii), like those pictured above. They also sell Hedgehogs (Echinocereus fasiculatus), Mammillaria (Mammillaria grahamii), and sometimes Chollas and Cholla wood and the occasional Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens).

You will find the link to Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society and other Arizona Plant and Flower Clubs on ArizonaPlants.com.

Mexican Bird of Paradise in bloom in Tucson

The Mexican bird of paradise plants are blooming, attracting beautiful bees and butterflies. Click here to see some of our photos. Also, we are starting to see some of them with the seed pods turning brown and falling to the ground. So, get your seeds and plant your own. And, visit an Arizona Botanical Garden today.

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Mexican Bird of Paradise

Arizona botanical gardens going green

Cholla Flower

Cholla Flower

Arizona has some beautiful botanical gardens that include Tohono Chul Park, Sedona Botanical Gardens, Desert Botanical Garden, Tucson Botanical Garden, The Arboretum at Flagstaff, and the Boyce Thompson Arboretum to name a few.

In Tucson, the Mexican Bird of Paradise are in bloom, some cholla and barrel cactus were still blooming last week (see flickr photos), and even some saguaros have been seen with open white flowers. As the monsoon rains come, the mountains will become greener and plant life even more lush.

For information on Arizona Botanical Gardens, Nurseries, and Arizona Plant and Flower Clubs, visit ArizonaPlants.com.

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