A Garden in the Desert

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Sometimes desert living can get, dry, so dry that are beautiful mountains catch on fire.  So dry the yearning for wet, green and lushness get deep under our skin.  So while the mountains as burning, we decided we needed a little family fun day.  For our family that usually involves anything green: the woods, the rivers, the mountains, or of course parks will do and being the garden tourist I am this time it was the Botanical Garden in Albuquerque.

Incredible rose wisteria arbor for weddings

Incredible rose wisteria arbor for weddings

If you are a parent in New Mexico chances are you have been there, maybe more times than you would like to admit, but we were newbies and totally thrilled.  I am sure after years of birthday parties and kid gatherings there, the love may wear off…but it was a perfect fix for a family craving a little lushness in our lives.IMG_0792

There were ponds and flowers in full bloom

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but my favorite part of course was the Heritage farm.

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Complete with heirloom grapes,

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an apple orchard and of course a neat & tidy little veggie patch with a prefect adobe barn.

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And the high light of mama’s mini farmer

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the tractor of course. That’s my boy!!

So if you too are seeking a lush, smoke free day, check it out, it is green salve for the desert soul.

Desert in Bloom- Great mix for shade and desert dry hardy! Columbine(yellow), Jupiters beard(red) Mexican Primrose (pink)

Desert in Bloom- Great mix for shade and desert dry hardy!
Columbine(yellow), Jupiters beard(red) Mexican Primrose
(pink)

 

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