Yes, botanical gardens in the desert

Riel articles & publicity, Travel Destinations — By on May 18, 2009 at 4:35 pm

It’s difficult to shake the popular image of the desert as a barren, lifeless place, coated in sand and scorched by an unrelenting sun. Well, perhaps the part about the sun is true, at least during the summer months, but the desert of the American Southwest actually abounds with a surprising variety of plant life. If you’d like to explore some of this flora, and perhaps explode your vision of what a typical botanical garden should look like, check out the story I wrote over at Examiner.com about desert botanical gardens in Arizona and California.

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Wildflowers framed by an agave plant at Tohono Chul Park in Tucson.

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