Have you ever read a Dr. Seuss book?
It may be hard to find someone who hasn’t. I had quite a few of his books as a child and “Green Eggs & Ham” was my favorite.
As a mom, I made sure that Dr. Seuss books had a place on my kid’s bookshelves.
One of the things I love about Dr. Seuss, is his illustrations. His imaginative drawings of plants, especially.
Earlier this month, my mother and I spent some time at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. As I walked along the garden paths, there were times that I felt that I had walked straight into a Dr. Seuss book….
Sundial made out of cacti.
Doesn’t this look like a brain?
A towering forest of Cardon cacti.
The drooping leaves of a Ponytail Palm.
The strange shapes of Prickly Pear cactus and Agave.
This Boojum tree would fit nicely in a Dr. Seuss book, don’t you think?
An ‘old’ cactus growing a beard.
Arching Yuccas lean over the pathway as you leave.
I love spending time at the Desert Botanical Garden. Of course, in addition to weird and strange plants – they also have beautiful flowering trees, shrubs and perennials.
So, take some time for a visit and see what Dr. Seuss book they remind you of.
There is still time to enter the giveaway for one of my favorite new gardening books,
“The Unexpected Houseplant”
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