Monday, April 9, 2012
Garden Seeds // Real Gardens, Real People Tour
I toured seven gardens last weekend on the Real Gardens, Real People tour sponsored by the Master Gardening program at University of Arizona. It was a beautiful day and north Scottsdale has some amazing views! Here are a few plants I saw that would be good additions to any desert landscape:
This plant is unique and dainty. I saw it planted singularly as well as in clusters and it looks lovely either way. Plant along a walkway so it is visible.
Jerusalem Sage, Phlomis fructicosa
This was in a few of the featured gardens. The texture of the leaves is soft and soothing to the eye. A nice alternative to the more popular sage varieties.
Other plants that caught my eye:
Bergaalwyn Aloe, Aloe Marlothii 'Berger'
Aeonium, Aeonium undulatum
Forest Cabbage Tree, Cordyline banksii
Star Jasmine, Trachelospermum jasminoides
Pine Needle Milkweed, Asclepias linaria