2011′s winter rains left the night-blooming cereus plants in the best condition we had seen for many years. Our 21st annual bloom night was a tremendous success. The Flowers began to open around sunset and became very fragrant by about 10 p.m. The final bloom count on Bloom Night was 89 flowers on 42 plants. By late June, the year’s bloom tally for 2012 was 146 flowers on 58 plants.
Former City Manager Joel Valdez touring Tucson, circa 1978. You may also choose to play it on your own media player or download it. It is a big (183+mb) file though so streaming and playing it here on our site might be easiest.