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April 26, 2009 / Bo Mackison

Claret Cup Blossoms

407. Cactus

Cactus at Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix

I love the desert in spring when many of the cactus are in bloom. In spring the desert is green with life, and filled with bright flowers–white yucca, pink or yellow cholla, yellow prickly pear. And giant white blossoms on the handsome saguaro.

So different from the spring gardens in Wisconsin, and they are so beautiful in their own wonderful way.


  1. burstmode / Apr 25 2009 6:14 pm

    This is what I photographed a few weeks ago in Austin.

  2. montucky / Apr 25 2009 11:06 pm

    That is a wonderful capture of cactus blossoms!

  3. Aiyana / Apr 25 2009 11:56 pm

    What a great photo. I’m still waiting on mine to bloom. No sign at all of even putting on buds. Last year, it had nine flowers open all at the same time.

  4. Marcie / Apr 26 2009 10:19 am

    What gorgeous colors. Have never seen the desert in spring bloom!!!

  5. morningjoy / Apr 26 2009 4:54 pm

    Those blooms are the most lovely dusty rose color. How can something so delicate grow on such a prickly plant?

    By the way, I’m another teardrop admirer. My husband and I would love to have one.

  6. Gandalf / Apr 28 2009 12:14 pm

    wonderful color

  7. amuirin / May 8 2009 3:22 pm

    They really are. Beautiful, i mean.

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