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13 words that mark you as a Tucsonan

13 words that mark you as a Tucsonan

Using these words marks you as a Tucsonan for life. Look there's another one — it's Tucsonan, not Tucsonian please. And watch your C's and S's.

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Garden sage: Bugs, javelina both enjoy tasty prickly pear

Garden sage: Bugs, javelina both enjoy tasty prickly pear

There are plants that may discourage javelina.

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Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Tucson cacti are jumping on the bloom bandwagon

Cacti — from chollas and hedgehogs to even some saguaros — are blooming now.

April 02, 2015 6:00 pm Photos

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Sunset

Sunset

The sun sets in Saguaro National Park West. Photo by David Sanders / Arizona Daily Star July 10, 2001.

April 02, 2015 10:32 am
Nonprofits offer native plants, gardening tips in spring sales

Nonprofits offer native plants, gardening tips in spring sales

Spring plant sales bring happy gardeners in March, April.

February 25, 2015 10:30 am Photos

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Hard freeze alert tonight: Protect your plants

Hard freeze alert tonight: Protect your plants

Tips for saving your plants

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Tucson group hosts presentation on Texas cacti

Talk focuses on nearly 100 species found in the Lone Star State.  

June 29, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

A Euphorbia suzannae.

June 02, 2014 9:54 pm

Fitz: Above all, stand tall: a commencement address from a saguaro

Good evening, class of 2014. Not many saguaros are invited to give commencement addresses, but I’m just a 1-ton cactus with five arms who can’t say “No.”

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23 weirdplants

23 weirdplants

May 07, 2014 6:59 pm
Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

Two cacti, one native to Pima County, confirmed endangered

PHOENIX — Citing everything from grazing to insects, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday granted endangered species protection to two cacti found in Arizona.

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Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Tucsonan continues quest to find unusual cacti

Some people seek wealth. Others search for the meaning of life. Bob Cardell? He’s on a quest for yet another quirky cactus.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

These cactus blooms at Saguaro Park East are just a sample of the desert's visual feast.

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Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

Monsoon rains beget desert's summer beauty

The wildflowers of spring have long since withered away - but this month's monsoon rains have helped nurture a colorful crop of summer desert blooms.

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U.S. News and World Report names Tucson 9th best weekend getaway

U.S. News and World Report names Tucson 9th best weekend getaway

The sun sets in Saguaro National Park West July 10, 2001.

July 26, 2013 10:33 am
Page Wendell Repp, Sr.

Page Wendell Repp, Sr.

Repp Page

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Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Men seen in Saguaro park surveillance photos come forward

Two men sought by national park officials who may have knowledge of recent vandalism along a popular Tucson hiking trail came forward Tuesday.

May 28, 2013 2:41 pm Photos

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A spring revival

A spring revival

Yellow-orange caltrops are also called summer poppies. These were in the Tucson Mountains.

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A spring revival

A spring revival

Barrel cactus blooms can be either red-orange or green-yellow.

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