Desert Plants | Desert Beautification | California Travel Tips
California travel expert Veronica Hill provided a guide to desert plants in this “California Travel Tips” filmed in the living desert of Palm Springs. Due to the lack of rainfall and the average summer temperature rises above 110 degrees, desert plants must be very resistant to survival. Veronica Hill of California Travel Guide visits the Living Desert Botanical Garden in the Palm Desert. Let’s take a look at some common desert plants and learn some techniques about drought-tolerant desert landscapes. Palm Springs is famous for its neatly landscaped desert gardens. I can’t think of a better place than Live Living Desert to get new ideas and inspiration. This peaceful and beautiful park is famous for its plant display gardens that grow in the Mojave, Colorado, Sonoran and Chihuahua deserts. Walking along the gentle path, you will find specimens of barrel cacti, agave and yucca. Turning the corner, you will find some mallow, cholera and cactus fruit. In the drought and high temperature, many drought-tolerant plants can survive for 2-3 months in the absence of water. My guide Glenn explained that one of the most amazing and useful desert plants is the aromatic creosote. Its leaves were used by Indians to heal, and its roots were tangled by desert animals sheltered. If you have been in the desert after a heavy rain, the smell of creosote is obvious. In the “living desert”, you will also find desert trees such as Joshua trees, mesquite trees and cliff oaks, while the palm garden has hundreds of palm trees from all over the world. If you want to grow a hummingbird garden or a butterfly garden, you can find some great ideas here and prove that they are feasible. In the Wortz Demonstration Garden, you will find some examples of Southwestern landscape design, including exquisite gates, stone carvings, fountains and country courtyard art. On the way out, stop at Palo Verde Garden Center. You can buy a variety of unique cacti, succulents and other desert plants that you can’t find anywhere else in the state. I hope this visit to the living desert will give you an understanding of the beautiful plants and beautifying environment of our North American deserts. Living Desert 47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, California 92260 760-346-5694 www.livingdesert.org Subscribe! Like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter, and follow me on Instagram.