Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Cactus Doctor - NY Times


"PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — The aging patient, prickly and stiff, loomed over the doctor, showing a number of troubling signs. The doctor noted poor posture, callused skin, limbs pocked with deep scars. He feared survival would hinge on drastic action, maybe even an amputation.

A saguaro, that succulent symbol of the Southwest, was in need of medical attention, and Rilée Leblanc — otherwise known as the “cactus doctor” — is the specialist cactus owners turn to around here."  Read More...



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