Xeriscaping: Think of it as Green Gardening

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Mortgage Banker with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171)

Member of the Cirrus cactus family in my side yard in Tucson, AZThis lovely cactus is located on a side of my house (west) which has almost no windows.

I planted it to enhance someone else's view.  Our neighbors had invited us for dinner, and I happened to stand at their kitchen window, which looks across their yard at my blank west wall.  The view had nothing to recommend it.

My Darlin' and neighbor Donna were talking on the ramada, while Dick and I were making coffee.

"Donna," I called, "your neighbors haven't given you much to look at from your kitchen window.  I'll have to see what I can do about that."

That's how this little xeriscape garden came to be.  The desert is not devoid of either color or beauty.  Here's proof!

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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I think the desert is strikingly beautiful.  It's like a home decorated with a minimalist decor.  Every piece is a treasure and there is no competition among the visual treasures. 

Of course I love my Zennia garden too. 

 

 

July 13, 2008 08:25 AM
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The flowers are absolutely beautiful, what a great gesture to plant that for your neighbor.

July 13, 2008 09:40 AM
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Mike:

Beautiful! The rest of the garden must be awesome too.  Nice photo.

 

July 13, 2008 05:15 PM
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Mike:  First of all, how thoughtful you are to do this for your neighbor and secondly, what a truly stunning picture.  I have never been to the desert but maybe some day.

July 16, 2008 02:21 AM
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Mike - what a beautiful flower!

July 22, 2008 10:59 AM
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