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Where I live - The Sonoron Desert | by waymoorefunquilts
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Where I live - The Sonoron Desert

I live in Tucson, AZ where the Saguaro (say Sah-whar-o) cactus is unique in the world. It grows in the Sonoron Desert which covers Southern Arizona and parts of Northern Mexico. These cacti can grow anywhere from 15 to 50 feet. They grow slowly from seed, and not at all from cuttings. The seeds are tinier than peppercorns. A record height Champion Cactus grows near Phoenix and stands 45 feet tall.

 

I live on Desert Highlands Drive in Tucson, Az. I chose Daffodil, Turquois, and Aubergine (fancy name for dark purple). I wanted to use the Sagaro as the icon in my piece with our beautiful Santa Rita mountains as the background.

 

It takes 75 years for one of these tree-sized cacti to grow its first arm and they live to a ripe old age of more than 150 years.

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Taken on March 11, 2012