Saguaro cactus


– Posted in: Garden Design
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Last year, I drove from my home in Benicia, California, to the White Mountains on the California/Nevada border. Ostensibly this was a pilgrimage of sorts. A journey to see the Bristlecone Pines, one of, if not the oldest, living things on this planet. Botanically it was a fascinating trip and I recorded some of my [...]

A Salute to Saguaros

– Posted in: Garden Adventures
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  Saguaro (pronounced "sah-hwah-roh") cactus evokes Arizona and the desert Southwest. With arms raised to the sky, each tall cactus has great personality. These cylindrical trees, found only in the Sonoran Desert, can attain 50 feet with great age. It takes a saguaro 75 years to branch. Some are estimated at 200 years old. Younger [...]