Photographer Jimmy W. Fike has spent the past 15 years creating a photographic archive depicting America’s rich trove of wild edible flora. To date, the project has taken him to 16 different states and allowed him to amass a collection of more than 175 specimens.
Whether you’re hiking, taking photographs or just heading out for an afternoon drive, the following destinations are just a few of the many places around the state where wildflowers can be viewed and enjoyed.
Phoenix gardener Emily Heller’s edible flowers add color and joy to your plate.
This year’s Scottsdale Garden Club show — held March 11 and 12 at Mustang Library in Scottsdale — will feature floral design interpretations of movies filmed in Arizona with Southwestern horticulture grown by garden club members from throughout the Valley.
Arizona is home to the largest rose garden in the Southwest — a public space at Mesa Community College that is open year-round as a living laboratory and a place of beauty that celebrates the rose as a national floral emblem; promotes education and community involvement; attracts cultural events; and provides a resource for partnership, volunteerism and the testing of new roses.
Our Sonoran Desert trails provide Cynthia Eral with plenty of inspiration for her art. Whether it is a wild animal, a majestic sunset or one of the beautiful botanicals that are unique to our Sonoran Desert, absorbing the natural world helps the artist connect with her subjects and find the right feeling or emotion that she wants to convey.
Possibilities begin to bloom this month in the form of concerts and performing arts productions that reflect all of those sensational things about the season that reinvigorate us with a sense of hope, wonder and imagination.
Photographer Dean Hueber takes tremendous pride in his collection of hummingbird images.
Arizona’s gardening community is full of flower-growing enthusiasts who have found connections on social media — particularly Instagram — where they share photos of seedlings to bouquets as well as trade tips and even seeds.
Established in 1976 by former Scottsdale resident Mark Miller, the Scottsdale Community Garden Club occupies about seven acres at the northeast corner of the Scottsdale Community College campus. More than 200 garden members and co-gardeners bring 186 plots to life with green lettuce, red tomatoes, yellow squash, white cauliflower and everything in between.