‘Tis the Season for Holiday Light Shows in Gardens
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As the daylight dwindles, botanical gardens and other public outdoor venues turn on fanciful light shows to attract visitors. November and December are the prime months for such extravaganzas.
Now through December 29, the Royal Botanic …

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Flower of the Day: Lobivia Arachnacantha

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Today’s flower is the bright red bloom of the Lobivia arachnacantha v. densiseta, a trichocereae cactus thought to originate in Bolivia. (It’s also known as Echinopsis arachnacanthus.)

Our intrepid photographer caught it blossoming in the desert greenhouse at Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California (just northeast of Los Angeles), last week.

(Photo by Susan McKee)

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