Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Saguaro's are blooming

It seems that everything is blooming early this year. The saguaro is no exception. I am lucky enough to have a large one in my backyard. The flowers are night bloomers but once they bloom stay open through the next day. They are a major food source for bats but birds, bees and butterflies seem to enjoy them too. They are an interesting bloom, almost looking artificial. Usually the saguaro bloom mid-May to June even into July. It depends on the elevation the closer to 4000 feet the later they bloom. This year they are already blooming and I am happy to be in town to see this little miracle of nature. In a month or so, the fruit ripens and that will be another topic.

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