Back in April we took a family trip to Arizona. While in Phoenix we went to the Desert Botanical Garden and were able to see a lot of different types of plants and animals than I was used to. Obviously, as I live in Zone 5 and the Botanical Garden was in the middle of a desert. Many of the desert plants were in bloom. They created a gorgeous desert view. I had been to the area before, but not during the spring to see them blooming. It was like being in a different place. Here are some plant pictures for you to enjoy. These were just a few of the desert plants we saw at the botanical garden.
A picture of the desert setting.
I was amazed at how much I really didn’t know about some of the plants in the desert climate. For example, I thought prickly pear everywhere was the same prickly pear as that which grows around me. I had never seen any other kind. As it turns out, there are many different kinds. They all are a bit similar but obviously different when you put them next to each other.
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and could have spent the whole day there. I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures of desert plants. It helped remind me just how different gardening is different zone can be.