It's peak wildflower season. Here's why the Arizona desert has so many

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Monday, April 18, 2022 - 1:33pm

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A field of wildflowers in Peridot, Arizona.

Even as our high temperatures in the Valley consistently reach into the 90s, this remains one of the most beautiful times of year here. In large part, that’s because of the varieties of wildflowers that have emerged with gorgeous, bright colors that create such a unique landscape.

Jason Wiley is director of horticulture for Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The Show spoke with him to learn how we get such colorful growth in a desert region.

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Jason Wiley
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