Water-Wise Oasis: A Tucson Desert Garden

Scant rainwater sustains a lush garden in urban Tucson.

Queen’s Wreath vine (Antigonon leptopus) is a winter deciduous vine that provides Brad with summer shade and cooling, while letting the full sun in his south-facing windows in winter for passive heating and light. The flowers are beautiful and attract many beneficial pollinators, including honeybees.