Tag Archives: Cactus

Rescued and Grateful

A couple months ago, the mobile home next to mine was being moved out, the owner having sold it and sadly, moved to a hospice situation. Before she left, she offered me to take whichever plants I wanted. There were a few cacti, none of which had been cared for in many years. The one […]

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Cambria Cactus

Cambria is more than just a beautiful spot along the coast. It’s also an adorable little village, full of shops to wander through, and restaurants to eat far too much in. As I walked to a cute back-street cafe for lunch, I spotted this colorful scene that I’m featuring for today’s foto fix. ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 2

Continuing my walk from yesterday’s post through the cactus collection at Moorten’s Botanical Garden in Palm Springs… ~SueBee

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Moorten’s Botanical Garden, part 1

When I took a mini get-away to Palm Springs at the end of 2014, one of the places I found fascinating was Moorten’s Botanical Garden. I wrote about their world’s first Cactarium, and will now share scenes from their desert gardens. The afternoon was extremely pleasant, the temperatures on the cooler side (Southern California’s cool), […]

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Visiting the World’s First Cactarium

An after-lunchtime visit to Moorten Botanical Garden was a nice break between hikes during my recent Palm Springs visit. Established in 1938, it’s a desert lover’s cactus feast. I found their World’s First Cactarium, pictured in this gallery, to be most fascinating, and I’m pleased to know I visited a world’s first! ~SueBee

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Cactus Apples

Today’s Foto Fix was taken outside the walls of San Juan Capistrano Mission. The apples on that prickly cactus can be eaten. In fact, I remember enjoying the cactus candy we used to buy on Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles when I was young(er). Each time in recent years that I’ve visited Olvera Street, no cactus candy was to be […]

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Plants of Anza-Borrego

While camping in Anza-Borrego over the weekend for Cam’s birthday, I spotted lots of incredible plants! Cam and I stopped by the Visitor Center on the way home, and explored the little quarter mile nature trail, which is super neat, since all the plants are labeled! Took several pics here…and I picked up a new […]

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Ouch and Other Desert Plants

After walking with White Crane the other day, I wandered off to the desert area of the Fullerton Arboretum, always a favorite spot. Remembering when Kat discovered a Hidden Heart, I was pleased with myself for spotting the heart shaped Ouch cactus in this photo: The plant below reminded me of Medusa’s hair, but thankfully […]

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Desert at the Huntington Library

The Huntington Library is home to an amazing museum, and several stunning gardens. I posted about the museum previously, but thought I’d share some pics from one of the gardens. Out of the 14 different gardens, my favorite is the Desert. Featuring over 5,000 species, I could snap pics here all day long! Below are some […]

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