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Botanical Gardens...cactus area

Tina's Picstory week´s topic is *in the garden* I love going to the Botanical Gardens at different times of the year when different species of plants are at their best showing....this week, I share, in and around the succulent area in the outdoor garden---


century plant blossom [bud - not in full bloom yet - the flower blossom is atop a 'stem' that juts into the air about 25-30 feet!! ---see photo at bottom of post]


variegated yucca


desert tree blossom


cactus blossom



aloe blossom [rounded cactus is barrel cactus]


close up of this species of aloe blossom


varigated yucca in foreground [century plant in background - blooms ONCE then dies]











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34 comments :

  1. These are great photos, Ms Anni! I too enjoy visiting various gardens but have not really seen a cactus garden near our place. Cactus has caught my attention in many ways because of it's beauty despite its thorny characteristics.. I have not seen huge cactus before! Thanks for sharing this to us!

    Have a great week ahead and take care :D

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  2. Wow, awesome pictures.

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    1. ...glad you liked 'em Denise.

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  3. Wonderful shots of the cactus, Anni! I always love the cactus flowers. Looks like a beautiful garden, so many species. Have a lovely day.

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  4. Beautiful series of cactus.

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    1. ...they are pretty in their own special way.

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  5. Gorgeous. I love the flowers on cactus; they are elegant and colorful. Thanks for sharing these cactus pictures with me, Anni.

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    1. ...me too; and they bloom in so many beautiful, bright colors.

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  6. wonderful pics! thanks for sharing with us! :)

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    1. ...thanks for hosting Tina.

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  7. They are really pretty. We don't see many cactus around here, especially not the large ones like this.

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    1. ....right about now, I would LOVE to have some of Michigan's blueberries. LOL

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  8. Great share for Ruby Tuesday..

    Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.sweethomephilippines.com/2012/07/fire-truck-at-deer-ranch.html

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  9. Those were just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your photos.
    Hugs

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    1. ...thanks for visiting Sharon.

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  10. Anni what an amazing series of pictures. I cannot believe the length of that aloe blossom. Are these gardens in your city or near by?
    Hugs C

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    1. ...yes, the B. Gardens are in our city.

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  11. super shots of such diverse cacti and their blooms...up here in Mass. we don't get to see this natural beauty...

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    1. ...it's amazing that they do so well here in all the humidity. In fact, I WAS surprised to see so many cactus in our area.

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  12. I had no idea that an aloe blossom could get that big. WOW. Love all the shots.

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  13. Anni, those are such great photos. Pictures of cacti are pretty cool. I am going to take a date with the wife to the Dallas Arboretum to see the Chihuly exhibit. Check out this link and see what you think.

    http://www.dallasarboretum.org/chihuly/index.htm

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    1. Chuck....this looks like a wonderful place...I bet it's simply breathtaking at night too.

      Hey? I can't get into your blog anymore...you have no profile link when I click on your name. :o(

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  14. Very nice, Anni... We love to visit Biltmore during every season to see all of the different flowers/plants.... So I can understand why you visit during all different seasons.... Very nice... I love seeing things which we do not have here.... Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. ...Oh yes, I know what you mean Betsy. I never tire of seeing flowers in bloom.

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  15. Totally gorgeous! Late visit from Ruby Tuesday.

    Red Baron is my entry, hope you can still peek and leave a comment. Thanks.

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  16. Whowwhh, was für gigantische Pflanzen und wunderschöne Blüten. Top!!

    Liebe Grüße von Mathilda

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