Desert Garden Inspiration From Palm Springs, CA

As soon as we pulled up to our house in Palm Springs last week, one thing that immediately struck me was how beautiful the plant life was – and how different it was to what I’m used to on the East Coast. I’ve always had a thing for desert plants — and I have lots of little potted succulents scattered all around my home — but to see them actually growing from the ground was so cool. There were so many different kinds of cacti… all different shapes and colors; some with flowers, some without. It was all too gorgeous not to share with you all. Here’s a taste of the plant life that surrounded our house in Palm Springs. I’m thinking I might have to create a little cacti garden to top off my kitchen table.

Palm Springs succulent

Front yard cacti

Desert succulent

The plant above was my absolute favorite. I love the artichoke-like shape, and how the faded blue-green color contrasts with the black tips of each leaf.

Orange picking

Orange tree

We had an orange tree in our front yard! I was so excited.

Desert front yard

Palm tree

Palm trees for days.


Mini succulent garden

There was even a mini succulent garden on the table in our backyard.

Photos by Julia and Brigette.

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9 years ago

WOW amazing pics, so admire you :). I love the desert shots you’ve taken.

Very Creative, Thanks for sharing, I’ve also shared 2 images on pinterest credited them to youself.

Sarah Midland

9 years ago

Humorous, we who were born & raised out here in the desert (Arizona, NM, etc)- when we go east or north we are so excited to see big trees!

9 years ago

beautiful garden and pics :)


9 years ago

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9 years ago

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