Saguaros in Scottsdale and Their Protection When people think of Arizona, the iconic Saguaro cactus often comes to mind. The Saguaro cactus, known more formally as Carnegiea gigantea, was named for Andrew Carnegie. Did you know that they only grow in the Sonoran Desert and nowhere else? Their habitat can be found in Arizona and down […]
– Scottsdale Saguaro Humor – If you have ever driven up the Scottsdale scenic corridor in North Scottsdale, you have likely seen the markers that indicate what type of plant or tree you are seeing. These markers are a wonderful way to familiarize yourself with the local desert plants. As we were coming down Scottsdale […]
– Javelinas versus a Prickly Pear Cactus near Scottsdale AZ – Have you ever been out walking or driving around and you see a neighborhood prickly pear cactus that looks like it went a few rounds with a shark? What was one a proud cactus now has big chunks missing, or even better, has been […]
– Desert Landscaping – When you are looking at home listings in the Scottsdale area you will often see the description “Desert Landscaping.” What exactly does that mean? Scottsdale is typically desert terrain complete with saguaros, other forms of cactus and a number of distinctive trees and bushes. Homes are built upon parcels of land […]
Here is a picturesque view of Scottsdale and Phoenix from a backyard patio. This lovely home is located in Troon Village in North Scottsdale and it enjoys some of the most amazing city lights and mountain views.