A few years ago, someone told me I might like a small garden within the University of Arizona’s campus.
On my few visits to Tucson, I kept forgetting to look up the official, more floriferous line on the Women’s Plaza of Honor.
My last trip, I remembered to, enjoying it one warm Friday with someone else into gardens (and all things warmer) than her home in Ohio. I know two of the designers (it was a team effort of several award-winning landscape design professionals), so that added to the interest. Photos from 2/21/2014 –
The dying eucalyptus would be best in the mulch pile, they really detract fro all the good here. Those appear to be the U of A’s version of what globe willow or cottonwood are in NM…big trees that grow fast over thought about what such trees will become. It’s time to take out the trash. Onward…
Too bad I can’t find a number of my other pictures (phone camera) from my Tucson trip, namely an Allan Houser sculoture one must have in such a setting in AZ and NM…it was of an Apache woman. Houser’s work is so smooth and stunning, if you haven’t seen it – AZ and NM
Tucson is so refreshing in it’s embrace of desert plant symbols, compared to at least one of it’s southwestern sister towns’ uptightness. It’s interesting to compare those who added the celebrative spirit to Tucson’s horticulture (the two women I noted earlier are a huge part of this – Liba Wheat and Margaret West), versus the oppressive feel elsewhere and who is the cause of that. So important…maybe someday.
There’s a few more details I’ll point out at this garden, some other time. With
41 40 draft posts in queue, in some state of completion, I don’t look for ideas; there are more than I even have time to post…and that’s me holding back.
Enjoy your weekend!