Yesterday was Part One of our October 2011 visit to one of the most special places on earth, the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. For Part 2 there is more spiky plant goodness to see, lots of pictures...just a few words. We start with Agave salmiana…
It seems unusual to see a Saguaro branched so low to the ground.
They called this a Yucca rostrata, its leaves seem wider than ones I’ve seen before. Beautiful!
Another Agave blooming…
This looks like perhaps a blooming Dasylirion?
Again, with the cool logo…
Cercidium microphyllum (Little Leaf Palo Verde)
Opuntia bigelovii (Teddy Bear Cholla)
I believe the plants with the purple tint are Mangave 'Macho Mocha'
And of course these are Agave parryi
Agave x ‘Dianita’
Okay we’re almost done! Before leaving we had to visit the gift shop, which includes a good selection of plants available for purchase. I could have done a lot of damage if it weren’t for the fact we were flying home.
Agave celsii 'Nova'
Agave gentryi 'Jaws'
Agave parryi truncata
So a pair of long plant tweezers is all I bought. It was a good choice though as every time I use them I remember this very special place. Hope you enjoyed your virtual visit!