Barrel Cactus

Marty CohenAgriculture, Arizona, Cactus, Tucson3 Comments

(To see the most detail in this image, click on it to enlarge it!) When we were in Tuscon this past April, many of the Cacti we saw were in bloom. This is a Barrel Cactus, or Genus Ferocactus. Ferocactus means “fierce or wild Cactus” and they are always cylindrical or barrel shaped. All members of this genus have prominent … Read More

The Saguaro and the Ocotillo

Marty CohenCactus, Flowers, Landscape, Tucson4 Comments

(Click on the photo to enlarge it.) While on a drive through the Saguaro National Park in Tucson, we stopped at a lookout turn off. Along side the parking area were these two cacti, a beautiful Saguaro with its majestic arms and behind it an Ocotillo Cactus in bloom with its brilliant red flowers. (Scroll down, or, click the Title … Read More