Labels: Mr. Big, Red Eucalyptus, Red Gum, Superior Arizona, the Boyce Thompson Arboretum, the Walkabout Trail
|The windmill lets you know that you are on the Walkabout Trail in Australia. Many Australian plants do well in Arizona.|
Adding to the theme of the Australian Outback
Bring your lunch as there are places all over for you to sit and take in the beauty.
I heard people ooh and ahh at this place and can see why they would get excited about growing Australian plants in their yards. My advice, plant a couple here and there, but be friendly to our Sonoran landscape and use plants that are beneficial for the wildlife here. There are several Australian plants that do encourage wildlife use. For example, the Cooper's Hawk likes to build their nest in the strong limbs of a Eucalyptus.
This was on of my favorite themed trails at the Boyce Thompson Arboretum.