AN ARIZONA RAINFOREST...........................................

Who says you can't have a rainforest in Arizona?

I am out to prove them wrong.  These are pics of my front court yard this summer.  Full of palms, trees, shrubs and flowers.....

The spider plants you see in the foreground....are mostly volunteers.  I started with one plant about three inches tall....and they just keep multiplying over the years.

The huge ferns in back I have had for over 20 years.

What always amazes me is how with ll5 degree summers and freezing winters these things just thrive and multiply.

Another peek through my palms....painted the chairs this colors.

This little sign is always on my porch.  It hangs about my fountain that runs 24/7....maybe it helps...who knows?  LOL LOL

I hope everyone is having fun with their summer gardens this know what they say...."more is more".




  1. Oh it is so beautiful. I'd love to see it in person.

    Hoping all is well with you.

  2. Beautiful. Are you spending the summer here this year?

  3. So lush and green! You must do a lot of watering.

  4. Oh, my -- this is absolutely stunning. I envy your skill and green thumb!

  5. Hi friend!! I know it is wonderful.

  6. Your garden looks amazing, lush and green, perfect xxx

  7. Beautiful summer garden you have, such fresh vibrant colours. Still waiting for everything to wake up after a long winter here. Pam xx

  8. Jo your Garden is so lush and green that it is a Testimony of being able to make the Desert look like a little slice of Eden!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  9. Oh my, and such a beautiful rainforest it is.
    It is like your own little kingdom of peace.

    a work of art.


  10. Oh WOW! Dear Jo...this is extraordinary! What a paradise! That is truly a be able to grow such lushness. We finally have warm weather, and I am anxious to get started on my container gardening...our balcony may even see something larger this have inspired me!
    Blessings, sweet friend...
    - Irina

  11. How wonderful to have the climate to create such a beautiful tropical haven. I think you have a for sure micro climate happening there in your patio. If I lived in the desert year round I would create something like this as well in a small protected area.


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