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Have you ever made a discovery that was literally under your nose?
Earlier this month, I embarked on a tour of low-water gardens that displayed sustainable design throughout the greater Phoenix area.
The earlier parts of our tour showed examples of water harvesting using cisterns along with man-made arroyos. Then we viewed a creative example of sustainable design for a beautiful parking lot that needed no supplemental water and little to no maintenance.
I mentioned last week that I had saved the best for last and I can’t wait to share with you this jewel in the midst of a desert city.
|My friend and fellow blogger, Pam Penick, came with me to this beautiful garden (you can see her at the top of the terraced planters).|
|Birdcage Evening Primrose (Oenothera deltoides) in the foreground and Mexican Evening Primrose (Oenothera berlanderi) growing against the Ocotillo.|
|Baja Fairy Duster (Calliandra californica) and Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)|
|Deer Grass in the foreground.|
|Palo Brea (Parkinsonia praecox) trees and gabion walls line the main walkway.|
|Gold Mound Lantana, Orange Bush Lantana and Pink & White Globe Mallow.|