This blog is about growing tropical-looking plants in the Phoenix, Arizona area

March 5, 2014

Tropical Paradise in Glendale, Arizona on March 5th

If you've ever wondered what heaven on earth looks like, it's Glendale, Arizona (a suburb of Phoenix) in my backyard in March.

If you live anywhere close to the 35th Parallel North, you should be seeing this. That is, if you are in Southern California, or the Mediterranean, or Southern Arizona, or anywhere on the globe along that parallel, your backyard should look like this.

I've lived close to the 35th Parallel all of my adult life, from Santa Barbara to Phoenix, Arizona. And planet earth just doesn't get any better than this. In Europe, it's the Mediterranean. Along the Pacific Coast, it's Malibu. Some of the most wonderful places in the world are along the 35th Parallel.

As of this writing, the temperature at 9:30 am is 61 degrees F (16 C). So, if you're wondering if it's as nice as it looks in the photo, it is. I am so glad to be here!

Excuse me, I'm gonna go pour myself some more coffee, go back outside, and just breath the air.
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