This Desert Is About to Explode With Wildflowers
All eyes are going to be
How the Anza-Borrego Desert normally looks
Some people are calling it a "super bloom" — and that name alone is enough to pique our interest. But how is it possible for dry dirt to transform into a lush garden? "The perfect ingredients for a banner bloom come when we get winter rains and early spring rains periodically so the soil never fully dries out," Clayton Tschudy, the director of horticulture at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College told KPBS. "And when the temperatures are around 50 and up without getting so hot that it kills off the young seedlings."
One of the most popular plants you'll see take over is the Dune Verbena, which features purple petals and has a sweet and delicate scent. As a result, the desert will almost look like a very short and slightly pinker lavender field.
Other flowers that will also pop up over the next week and a half include the Desert Lily, the Desert
From: House Beautiful
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