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Desert Botanical Gardens

Phoenix, Arizona



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Desert Botanical Gardens

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better not lean on the cactii wall panel, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Nope - that would be a HUGE mistake!
For prickly personalities only...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: smile smile smile smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Jan 2018, 03:45
A superb collection...and nicely photographed, too!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Aren't they lovely?!
Ces cactées sont joliment présentées.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Martine - I thought so, too!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:08
It looks as if these may be for sale, Elizabeth? They make great patterns for your camera
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Probably at some point... they made up a wall at the entrance of the Botanical Gardens
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 8 Jan 2018, 06:27
This is nice. I'm sure lots of interesting & decorative things grow in your hot arid climate
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm glad you like it! I certainly think so... You've probably heard me quote that the Sonoran Desert is second only to the Florida Everglades for diversity of flora and fauna in North America.
Are you looking down on these pots from above, Elizabeth, or are they growing out of a wall? Either way, this collection is quite fascinating to see this way.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It was a wall on the path leading into the Botanical Gardens. Cool idea I thought!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Jan 2018, 07:30
It would certainly help people like me with no knowledge of pretty flowery things and spiky things with their recognition. Following your link, I've come across a new word to me - "docent" - so thank you!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Hmmmm... well, Cacti and Succulents are very large flora families... but roughly - you have here a type of Aloe, a Fishhook Cactus, a Pincushion Cactus, some type of Barrel Cactus and something else.... smile
Docent is not a word you use in England, then? I like it - it's a good word!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Jan 2018, 07:41
a nice perspective to show us all these plants!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Philine! They were on a wall leading into the entrance of the Botanical Gardens
Nice pattern pics E
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks, Bill ! It was the patterns that drew me in!
Hum...j'adorerais vor ça ..j'adore les cactées !
Bonne journée à  toi
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's a lovely display, isn't it! Thank you, Claudine!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Jan 2018, 09:56
They look very attractive in this presentation.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I think so too. These gardens are so well planned and executed, it's a joy to walk among the displays!
I especially like the patterns on top and who doesn't love to see cactus flowers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Mary! Cactus are just incredible!
Two great images Elizabeth, I like the people at the garden have displayed in this pattern fashion. This would be a garden with a difference for us folks over here I guess, there's certainly a lot of stuff on the restaurant menu I don't recognise, but the idea of sitting in the garden for an evening concert is very tempting.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It's a wonderous place, Brian! Frank especially enjoyed it!
I suspect you don't get the opportunity to sample TRUE Mexican food... so it's not surprising some of the food items would be new to you!
Frank and I have attended an evening concert in the garden. It was perfect! Perfect temperature, perfect ambiance... They've a few concerts coming up in February and March that we may have to return for!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Jan 2018, 15:19
Lovely image, what a great display
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Anne!
Neat one, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Tom! I nice display I think!
Generally I do not like succulents, it's difficult to make good shots with those, but I have to say you did.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Awe- thanks so much, Claudio!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 12 Jan 2018, 04:03
Excellent patterns and textures captured in these succulents!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, very much!

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