Enjoy some of the places and moments of the 2017 Desert-Wise Landscape Tour.
Photos courtesy of Ruth Rieman (RR), Hilary Sloane (HS), and Laraine Turk (LT)
Guests approach an outdoor seating area at the Alvarez-Byrd residence near Pioneertown. (LT)
Another unique outdoor seating area is found at the French-Lippman residence,
also in Pioneertown. (LT)
A bright spot of color brightens the landscape at the O'Dowd-Irwin residence in Joshua Tree. (HS)
An equine greeter at the O'Dowd-Irwin home in Joshua Tree! (HS)
Landers resident Patty Domay displays her seedling-growing methods. (LT)
Patty's T-shirt message displays her commitment to gardening - "Born to Mulch." (LT)
Nature's desert-wise landscaping along Aberdeen Road on the north side of Yucca Mesa. (LT)
Visitors are often provided with plant and landscape details and how-to's by either hosts or docents or both. Docent Ken Lair greets a visitor at the Leatart-Montelle residence in Joshua Tree. (HS)
Mountain views enhance the landscape at the Leatart-Montelle home in Joshua Tree. (HS)
Steve Warden chats with visitors at his Yucca Valley residence. (RR)
Sculpture enhances plantings at the Alvarez-Byrd residence. (LT)
And here is part of the volunteer group that is so essential to the Tour's success,
hosts and docents, gathered at a pre-Tour meeting/training day.