I Remember Being New to the Desert
When I meet with most people, they assume that I have a ‘natural’ green thumb and that desert gardening comes easily for me. However, they are often surprised to find that wasn’t initially true.
Like most people who find themselves living in a desert-type climate, I am not originally from here – I grew up in Southern California. In fact, when I moved to Arizona as a young bride, I had no idea how to choose plants that would grow there, much less create a lovely garden. In fact, in our first home in Phoenix, I managed to kill the existing rose bushes as well as all of the new plants I had bought on my limited budget! Motivated by my failures, I was determined to learn how to create a beautiful garden, and this is where the roots of AZ Plant Lady® began over twenty-five years ago.