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An ideal climate for mad dogs and Englishmen and heat struck Tucsonans

We've got classic prickly pear, frozen tubes and tequila bubble drops. It's margarita time:

Many desert wildflowers have passed their peak, but cacti are blooming brilliantly.

Celebrate prickly pear season at this unique Tucson festival. Get tips, recipes and samples.

Don’t miss the boat; here’s what you need to know.

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A prickly pear cactus is growing on a saguaro in Sabino Canyon.

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We're describing Tucson in 50 experiences. Check back daily.

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  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Thoughts on securing home against lizards, or at least making peace.

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  • By Peter L. Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Thoughts on securing home against lizards, or at least making peace.

The prickly pear is a source of sustenance, not to mention martinis

  • By Peter Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

This is the debut of a gardening column that will appear twice a month in the Star’s Home + Life section.

  • By Peter Warren Special to the Arizona Daily Star

Q: I have prickly pear cactus that has white patches on the pads that looks like little bits of cotton. What is this, and is this bad for the plant?

It’s a Tucson Thing: Nopalitos.

It’s a Tucson Christmas: The only snow we’ll see are cocaine busts at the border.

You know it’s autumn in Tucson  when the leaves on Mt.Lemmon change colors, the traffic light you’ve been sitting at for a year changes color …

  • Compiled by Phil Villarreal Arizona Daily Star

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