I've biked and driven past the Tanque Verde Greenhouses many, many times and always thought I should stop in sometime and look around. Just never seemed to happen. But I'm on a staycation this week and looking for new things to do, so today was the day!
They specialize in only cacti and succulents. I thought the health and varieties of their cacti were better than that found in garden center nurseries which specialize in traditional flowers...
Every staycation needs some souvenirs, right? I picked out these three and had them potted on the spot since they had a good cacti soil/sand mix on premise, ready to go. So my new patio plants are, from left to right: a Pachypodium, a Echinocactus (Crested Golden Barrel), and a Euphorbia trigona.
This place is definitely worth a stop if you find yourself on the east side of Tucson. They are on the south side of Tanque Verde, east of Houghton Rd. Interesting plants here!