Not much happening around here today, as there were things diverting my attention from the gardens, so here are some photos I took in the neighborhood yesterday of cacti and aloes. Most of them were taken of plantings in a strip of land between the sidewalk and the parking lot at Kleinman Park about a 1/2 mile from my house; I pass this park almost daily and decided I needed to get my camera after I noticed the profusion of Saguaro blooms a few days ago. Amazingly, the shot is of blooms on a limb only about 5.5' off the ground, while the limbs on most Saguaros are at least 8' up the main stem or "trunk".
|Unknown variety of pencil cactus blooming @ a house on the next block|
|Saguaro blooming in Kleinman Park near my house; notice the bee in the lowest bloom.|
|Hesperaloe blooming, also in Kleinman Park|
|Opuntia ready to bloom @ Kleinman Park|
|Another Opuntia in Kleinman|
This last one's from my front yard, Dahlia 'Heatwave'; it was taken about 8 AM today before it had fully opened and as you can see, it will be the first of many.