Saturday, April 13, 2013

International Desert Flower, Fragrance & Garden Show in Palm Desert

Last weekend the spouse and I went to the International Desert Flower, Fragrance & Garden Show in Palm Desert.  It was quite a small show, but we wanted to check out what kind of plants grow best in a dry climate other than spiny cactus.  The show was sponsored by the El Paseo shopping district.  El Paseo is known as the "Rodeo Drive" of  Palm Desert.  This area has boutiques, art galleries, high end clothing stores and restaurants.  In fact a new Wolfgang Puck just opened on El Paseo.  My husband and I haven't checked it out, maybe next weekend.

Entrance Desert Flower & Garden Show
Entrance to show
The small show was held in a parking lot and the inflatable dome tent provided a nice airy wall for the event.

Desert and garden show floral arrangement
Beautiful flower arrangement
The gorgeous flower arrangement above was located at the entrance to the show.  I love the cascading roses.  It was quite hot and I was surprised that the roses held up so well.

Desert adapted plants
Desert adapted plants
I loved these garden pots filled with native and desert adapted plants.  Extra bonus for not having any spiny cactus in the arrangements!

succulent plant garden
Succulent plant garden
The photo above is a succulent garden.  These plants need very little water and do quite well in a dry climate.  These plants have the ability to store water in their leaves and efficiently drink up water quickly when it rains.  I may plant some of these around the house.

We went through the garden show in about 25 minutes.  Then we were off to run other errands.  No construction work was done on the house.  Luckily, we aren't in any hurry with the remodel and can take our time.


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