Spring at Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Garden
Spring officially starts this week. For much of Canada and the United States, this has been a bitter winter, filled with snow, ice, and extreme cold. Spring may still seem remote for some, but signs of spring are evident in the Phoenix valley area of Arizona.
Lack of significant rainfall over the winter means fewer wildflowers will bloom in natural desert areas. In spite of that, there is plenty of colour to be found in the flowers and shrubs that are blooming in gardens and along the roadside. Cacti are full of buds and some are starting to bloom. And wildflowers are ablaze at the Desert Botanical Garden.