Thorn and Bred
When we think of the Sonoran Desert, images of cactus immediately spring to mind. And with good reason: with so many varieties that either are native to our region, or have adapted to the terrain, they can be easy to grow. And dur-ing the spring, they produce a lovely payoff: brilliant blossoms in a wide range of hues. Turn to page 24 to see our colorful collection of cacti that thrive and bloom in and around Tucson. Strolling through your neighbors’ gardens (and talking to the designers) can be one of the best sources of inspiration for your own landscaping. Preview the 20th Annual Master Gardeners’ Home Garden Tour —taking place on April 13 — starting on page 13. Another great tour occurs on April 6, sponsored by the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Guests are shuttled to several garden destinations as part of this annu-al fundraiser. Get the details on page 27. Homeowners Mateja de Leonni Stanonik and Andrej Spindler undertook
a very ambitious makeover of their outdoor spaces, with stunning results. Checkout their project, beginning on page 18. We also were captivated by both the outdoor and indoor style of the home owned by Georgann and John Munic. See why beginning on page 32. In the same neighborhood, we met with Jackie Bomberger, a landscape designer who has a special talent for working with desert plants. Enjoy a view of one of her projects on page 28.