Wildflowers announce the arrival of spring in Arizona’s deserts. You might be surprised to learn that wildflowers aren’t technically a low-water using plant. They are drought evaders, completing their life cycle during the rainy seasons in the desert. Most wildflowers are grown from seeds sown in the fall, although some species can be found as plants in containers at the nurseries in the spring. Learn more about wildflowers in the book, Landscape Plants for the Arizona Desert. Find out how to order a copy of the book on the Water – Use It Wisely “Links and Resources” page. Just look for the details under Landscaping Practices and Xeriscape.

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