February 1st, 2004
Visitors returning to
Celia's Rainbow Gardens will notice several new additions that have been added
since last season.
One of the newest areas that have been worked on since the summer has been the Heroes area, which will honor the men and women who serve us and put their lives on the line every day.
New to this area has been the planting of 15 giant saguaros. The saguaros, some
of which are 15 to 20 feet tall and weigh several tons, were just added over the
Transplanting these gigantic cacti is no easy job, and professional help is often required to make sure that the planting takes root.
It takes a lot of effort and expertise to ensure that these giants are planted
correctly, facing the same way that they have been facing for the many years
they have grown.
It looks easy when you have a crew that knows what they are doing, and the two men who dug up, hauled and planted the 15 new additions sure made it look easier than it was.
Special equipment and trucks made it much easier, and the job was done in just two days. These beautiful cacti are a wonderful addition to the Gardens.