I’m always up for a trip somewhere else! Sometimes it’s a necessity, like to the office, out for errands, or breakfast tacos on a Saturday morning, to start the weekend.
Other times it’s a break, like to a place far out of town.
Always, I’m scoping out interesting plants and outdoor spaces…good, bad or ugly. Photos 5/11/14 and 5/17/14 –
Some readers may not have seen a mature or even happy Desert Willow, so just a few examples – here.
A necessity for highway drainage, depressed grades are also an opportunity – for ecoregionally-appropriate plants to beautify those outdoor spaces. Desert Willow is an arroyo riparian tree, not a floodplain tree. Floodplain = water flooding periodic, water close to the surface…arroyo riparian = dry wash, only water in it the few stormy periods we get each year, water often far down.
Passive water harvesting!
Grand specimens of Faxon or Palm Yucca / Yucca faxoniana, with Colorado Piñon / Pinus edulis. To me the interior spaces need more of this. And more on that another time.