Monday, January 14, 2019

If you head south and west at any point, a must-see are the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. We are lucky to be less than 10 minutes away and visits to the place are tops on our to-do list in the area. Even our teenage grandkids loved the place on a visit here: what started as an hour outing turned into almost three. The variety of plant structures is simply mind-boggling.




Saturday, January 12, 2019



To me one of the most exciting trends in modern gardens is the mixing of veggies with flowering perennials. Whether a tiny pocket garden or a window box, there is no such thing as 'too small' a space to make the concept work. In scrolling through my collection of flower photos over the years, I found some intriguing examples.