Marianne and I have several hanging containers around the house in which we enjoy growing various types of flowers. It's nice to add a little color to the desert surroundings. But this is easier said than done, particularly in the Summer months.
In our search to find a variety capable of surviving the desert heat, it seemed that we'd tried about everything offered by the local home improvement stores and nurseries. Then, a few days ago, we stumbled across some seeds at Home Depot labeled "Southwest Desert Flower Mix." Although we had no idea what they might look like (other than a generic stock picture on the packet), we decided to give them a try. As you can see by they pictures below, so far things appear to be going well. The wildflowers seem eager to grow, as many have already popped up in just a couple of days. It will be interesting to see what they grow into. I'll keep you posted.