Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cactus Garden

The front garden on this North Mountain home is very impressive.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen that many saguaros in one yard.

17 comments:

Kate said...

Truly amazing landscape. Sure beats mowing and watering the lawn as in the Midwest!

Kathy said...

Quite an investment in saguaros. I know those puppies don't come cheap! The desert trees are absolutely beautiful. I missed seeing the palo verdes bloom this spring.

brattcat said...

Is it possible the saguaros came first and the house was built around them? We certainly do that in Vermont, leaving existing trees in place and designing the home to fit into the space remaining.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

When one considers that it takes a saguaro about 80 years before it grows even one arm, those cacti are a lot older than the house. The cacti are older than Phoenix.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That is pretty impressive Sharon, especially on hearing how old they must be.

Milanblogger said...

me too even so tall are very impressive

Stephanie said...

I love how the home blends so well with the mountain and cacti...looks to be a safe fortress

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

now that is a lot of saguaros

T. Becque said...

Wow! You're right!

Randy said...

And what a nice yard it is! Lovely.

Magpie said...

How interesting. I really like the mailbox stand. It's made from saguaro ribs isn't it?

Regina K said...

For the longest time, well until I visited Phoenix area, I thought these cactus were a myth. They are so huge and lovely. I would love a yard with many as this one.

RedPat said...

That's fabulous! great capture for us to see.

Mo said...

I assume a saguaro is a giant cactus?

Jarart said...

It makes an interesting yard. Those saguaros are huge!

I fixed my post.

EG Wow said...

I'm thinking that must have been a BIG job to transplant them!

JM said...

WOW! This could be my front yard! :-)