Aloes

Aloes abound at the Desert Botanical Garden, Some small and some that tower overhead. They lift and spread in serpentine waves crowned in the spring with orange yellow red spike of blooms. Come to the garden! https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/956727

Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus

Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus, pastel on hardboard, 20×16″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The Mexican Fence Post is a species originating in Central Mexico. These grow to heights of 12 or more feet and have a diameter of 3 to 8″. Its star-shape cross section can have fromContinue reading “Mexican Fence Post Cactus – Pachycereus marginatus”

Opuntia

Opuntia, watercolor, 8×6″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger Dozens of varieties of Opuntia are in bloom in these early May days in Arizona. I found this blossom at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. I’m inspired in this painting by the semi-transparent petals and the contrast of vermilion against aquas, greensContinue reading “Opuntia”

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County

White Tanks Park, Maricopa County, Pastel on paper,2018, 12×9″, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger The desert blooms in the spring. This is a variety of Cholla with mostly green blossoms. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/836760

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans

Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans, 12×9″, 2018, copyrighted with all rights reserved by Jean Krueger This cactus grows in our neighborhood. It is low to the ground and spreads by growing outward from its middle. It blooms at night and has deliciosly fragrant blooms.The blooms when open are about 12″ across and closely spaced.Continue reading “Argentine Giant Cacti – Echinopsis candicans”