I was taking a client to a good place for breakfast before the first home on a garden tour, but the entire center I often frequented while in Phoenix was closed shut.
The landscape was still in decent condition, though the wildflowers once growing there are gone from poor maintenance.
Entering, before we learned the bad news.
On axis: a native Prosopis torreyana underplanted with Agave parryi var. truncata and Echinocactus grusonii.
Leaving, also on axis: Carnegia gigantea with a solo Agave americana.
I knew I lived in the wrong place when those who knew little about what I had learned years earlier as a 19 year old college sophomore argued with me. Design principles like axis or repetition seem so logical.
At either end of Scottsdale Road is this sign making a bold claim. I’m for anywhere making bold claims that have backing, and this does.