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This may come as a shock to some of you….but, it does get cold in the desert. Tonight’s temperatures are dropping to the low 30’s, which for us desert dwellers is cold. Below, is a sampling of how winter looks in the desert.
I was surprised when I moved here from Southern California, that is actually got much colder here in the winter. I live in zone 8b and we do have a few nights a year with the temps in the 20’s, occasionally dipping into the high teens. Tonight, my neighbors have their frost-sensitive plants covered with either frost cloth or old towels. I just covered my 3 Lantana shrubs in the front yard with some old sheets.
I have enjoyed the photos of frost covered landscapes that many of you have posted. My most memorable experiences with frost is of driving through the golf courses where I worked when there was a solid layer of frost on the grass. Everything was white and looked so beautiful.
I do enjoy the winter months, but I am always ready for the spring and warm weather….
Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."