Created by: Mike B
Jardin Desierto sits on the eastern edge of the Mojave Desert in Southern Utah. We enjoy a fairly mild climate year round. The plants that seem to do best are the middle to upper elevation plants in the Agave, Yucca, and Cactus families. If you like to push the limits of your climate this zone 8 desert is a tough one to conquer. The dry, hot summers make growing many plants very difficult that would succeed in other zone 8 areas with more moisture and higher humidity.
I have a great appreciation for deserts and the plants that grow in them that I did not have before.
Please come in and check out my garden in Southwest Utah on the border near Arizona and Nevada.
|Climate Description||We enjoy hot, dry summers with beautiful warm evenings. Mid winter highs are usually in the 40s to low 50s. Winter lows most mornings are below freezing. In the six winters I've lived here we went below 20 degrees once to 12 degrees. Spring comes early. We can have 80 degrees in late March but 70s is more usual. All the plants you see in Las Vegas, which is 120 miles west, cannot be grown here because their winters are warmer and a full USDA climate zone higher. We can grow enough variety to make it interesting . Rain averages 8 inches per year.|
|Keywords||Yucca Rock Garden Swimming Pool agave cactus palms|