My visit to Tucson Botanical Gardens 4-22-06

    Hooked by my experience with the camera at Bachs I felt an itch the next weekend to go somewhere else cacti and succulent related. I decided on Tucson Botanical Gardens. I hadn't been there for years and have to admit some dissapointment. It wasn't what I remembered. I don't blame TBG. They do a good job of taking care of the potted stuff and all the tropicals but the Cacti Garden looked bad! But then we are suffering through one of the worst droughts in Arizona history. It hasn't rained in months.
    But I did get some good pictures. Not as many as I would have liked to. Some plants just looked way too bad. I think I'll visit again after we finally get a few good rains.

Agave americana variegata.jpg
Agave americana variegata
Agave macroacantha.jpg
Agave macroacantha
Agave parryi var truncata.jpg
Agave parryi var truncata
Aloe ferox.jpg
Aloe ferox
Aloe striata.jpg
Aloe striata
Cephalocereus senilis.jpg
Cephalocereus senilis
Coryphantha elephantidens.jpg
Coryphantha elephantidens
Cyphostemma juttae.jpg
Cyphostemma juttae
Echinocactus grusonii.jpg
Echinocactus grusonii
Echinocereus brandegeei.jpg
Echinocereus brandegeei
Echinocereus grandis.jpg
Echinocereus grandis
Echinocereus longisetus ssp daeletti.jpg
Echinocereus longisetus ssp daeletti
Espostoa lanata01.jpg
Espostoa lanata01
Espostoa lanata02.jpg
Espostoa lanata02
Ferocactus emoryi.jpg
Ferocactus emoryi
Leuchtenbergia principis.jpg
Leuchtenbergia principis
Mammillaria bombycina.jpg
Mammillaria bombycina
Mammillaria candida.jpg
Mammillaria candida
Mammillaria lenta.jpg
Mammillaria lenta
Mammillaria petersonii.jpg
Mammillaria petersonii
Myrtillocactus cochal.jpg
Myrtillocactus cochal
Opuntia invicta.jpg
Grusonia invicta
Peniocereus greggii.jpg
Peniocereus greggii
Stenocereus eruca.jpg
Stenocereus eruca
Stenocereus schotti monstrosa.jpg
Stenocereus schotti monstrosa
Stenocereus thurberi.jpg
Stenocereus thurberi
Thelocactus bicolor.jpg
Thelocactus bicolor
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