Looking forward to sun and succulents in Arizona

I feel very grateful this Thanksgiving. Not just for my family and friends—and my loyal readers—but also for the opportunity to spend the first week of December in Arizona. I’ll be exploring gardens, parks, nurseries and other things worth seeing in the Phoenix and Tucson area. I know I won’t be able to make more than a dent in the long list of sights Arizona has to offer, but I’ll be able to strike a few places off my bucket list.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

I hope to have daily posts from the road starting Sunday night. In the meantime, here are some photos from our 2012 visit to Tucson. If you’d like to see more, this trip index is a good place to start.


Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum


Agave parryi var. huachucensis


Agave gigantensis


Hesperoyucca whipplei


B&B Cactus Farm


Cactus Garden at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

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Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) and agave flower spike

Check back on Sunday night, December 1, 2013, for my first post from Phoenix. I plan to visit the world-famous Desert Botanical Garden after I arrive at Sky Harbor.


  1. Safe and memorable travels! Looking forward to seeing what you do.

  2. I have a feeling your photos are going to keep me going through what promises to be a very difficult week here, with extreme weather in my garden. Looking forward to traveling with you! Be safe, have fun, and buy some cool plants!

  3. Wow, what a taster of things to come! Have a safe journey and I'm sure you'll have a great time. Looking forward to your pics!


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