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'Bloom Night' at Tohono Chul augmented by talk

Curator of plants to speak when cereus show their glory

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Posted: Tuesday, June 8, 2010 11:00 pm

Tohono Chul Park has the world's largest collection of Peniocereus greggii, the night-blooming cereus.

How did that come to pass? At Bloom Night #19, coming to the Northwest park sometime in June or July, park veteran and Curator of Plants Russ Buhrow is going to share "some of the magical stories of how the collection of these Cinderella desert beauties came to be," a release said.

"The story is long and winding, starting before Russ arrived, and surely continuing long after he's gone," it continued.

After the stories, guests can meander on luminaria-lit trails to have a little one-on-one time with the prolific bloomers. Close-toed shoes and flashlights are recommended.

Bloom Night is sometime in June or July, from 6 p.m. to midnight. Buhrow would speak at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Performance Garden. The cost is $5 for the public. Bloom Night is free to park members.

For notification of a magical evening, e-mail marketing@tohonochulpark.org and put "Bloom Night" in the subject line.

Tohono Chul Park is located at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte.

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