We Didn’t Melt! (And Neither Do Desert Gardens)

By , June 3, 2007 8:56 pm

We are back from Phoenix and plugged in (to the computer) again!

Thanks to air conditioning and swimming pools, the children and I somehow survived temperatures of over 100 degrees without melting. However I must say I am happy to be back at my cool (elevation 7,000′) mountain home! No wonder so many Phoenix residents come to my town for the summer.

When most non desert-dwellers think of Phoenix, lush gardens are not what comes to mind. However there are some truly lovely plants that grow very well in the arid climate of the Arizona desert.

As proof to any doubters out there, for this week’s Sunday Garden Stroll, I chose some photos of a garden at my Phoenix hotel.

Lush Lantana (a shrubby perennial in Phoenix)


The Lantana and Lavender were absolutely stunning together.


Some appreciative visitors to our breakfast on the patio. It’s baby quail season and this pair was followed by nine babies all running along behind as fast as their little legs could carry them (poor Mom!).


If you enjoy gardening or looking at gardens, please visit A Wrung Sponge. Cloudscome is hosting a “Sunday Garden Tour” meme. There is a Mr. Linky where you can find links to other garden posts, or post a link to yours!

2 Responses to “We Didn’t Melt! (And Neither Do Desert Gardens)”

  1. Karen says:

    Glad to have you back! Sounds like your trip was fun!

  2. cloudscome says:

    What lovely photos! Glad you enjoyed your trip. Thanks for the shout out.

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