I often hear we don’t have enough color intensity in our desert flowers.
Part of that is our high sunlight intensity, part is the flower color used (pastels get washed out most days), and part is the overall landscape design (not enough contrast). And some of those are not desert flowers – an adobe wall does not make a Monet planting into the bold desert! All easily cured.
Photos 7/18/2014, at two of my 2012 Albuquerque West Mesa designs –
And note how that is two containers; not always 1 or 3 is the only way……. Yet, these are adobe walls, and very much sans-Monet, Martha, or Manitoba!
Over the years, make it decades, many in the high desert object to all the yellows and purples they see…and improperly designed, I get tired of gray, too. There can be so much more.
“Small gestures get lost here” – Larry Kornegay in Phoenix, Arizona