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Desert Garden

Desert Garden

This area was landscaped by Frederic Bartlett with plants able to survive in this dry, sandy environment due to their water-conserving and storing ability. This is the basic principle of XERISCAPE, or water conservation through creative land scaping. The plants are able to survive and grow without special attention or supplemental irrigation which saves not only water but fertilizer and horticultural materials. The coral walkway and flanking obelisks are made from keystone coral. The obelist, a form that dates back to ancient Egypt, is one of several motifs used to decorate Bonnet House.
Galleries: Bonnet House, Broward, Deserts, Fort Lauderdale
Keywords: aloe, bonnet house, desert, ft lauderdale, landscaping, palm, path, south florida, xeriscape
Photo Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 05/25/2008
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon PowerShot A560
Exposure Time: 1/640
F Number: 26/10
Original Dimensions: 3072×2304
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 26°8'6.03"N 80°6'17.20"W
Picture Number: 111