Plant store owner's desert-tropical backyard is an homage to Phoenix's past
As our region faces a long term drought, a lot of Phoenix residents are doing what they can to help out, including rethinking their yards.
Xeriscaping has been a thing for a while now, but Michael Lanier is taking that concept to a whole new level.
Lanier is the owner of Pueblo, a plant store on Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix that’s known for its well-informed staff and hip aesthetic.
Just down the street from the shop, Lanier's backyard is full of life. From an array of birds to a species of frog or two, Lanier and his partner have made their yard an urban oasis that harkens back to the way this desert looked before anyone lived here.