Sonoran Desert, September

As a first trial post for the new blog here at, here are a couple glimpses of the open desert in September.  

In the arroyo: Mesquite leaves
In the arroyo: Mesquite leaves

And in sepia...

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  • #1

    Diana Studer (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 04:47)

    I am your first subscriber via Feedly.

    Reading the About your garden, I wonder if you have tried spekboom, Portulacaria afra, as a nurse plant and windbreak. Perhaps start the mother plant in a good sheltered place, then harvest the cuttings and spread them along. It is an obliging pioneer which creates its own microclimate and improves the soil with its leaf litter. And, you can eat the leaves in salad!

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:42)

    Thanks so much, Diana :)
    We've only tried Portulacaria afra in containers -- been worried about its winter hardiness, but so far it's had not problems. Would love to grow it in the ground so perhaps will start some cuttings. And the leaves in salads? Must try!

  • #3

    danger garden (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 11:23)

    Such a beautiful photo! And I love the new look, it lets the images you post shine...congrats!

  • #4

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Wednesday, 05 October 2016 18:13)

    Thanks a million, Loree :)