Sunday, November 15, 2009

Palm Springs Modern (part three) Landscaping

Bird of Paradise -- I took this photo in our backyard!

Landscaping in Palm Springs ranges from extremely well-manicured to boulder-strewn! With enough water added in, the climate encourages tropical plants and vivid flowers. The rugged mountain backdrop adds even more gorgeous texture and color to the view. The most popular plants in Palm Springs seem to be Palm Trees (both Fan Palms and Feather Palms), Cacti of all sorts, Bougainvillea of many colors, and Birds of Paradise -- it's truly an oasis!

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Palm Springs-Style Gardening
Landscape Plants for Dry Regions
Gardening in the Southwest

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