Deserts are areas that receive very little precipitation. People often use the adjectives hot, dry, and empty to describe deserts, but these words do not tell the whole story. In the Spring, Palm Desert and surrounding areas display beautiful wildflowers like Spanish Needle, Chuparosa, Arizona Lupin, Purple Mat, and Desert Dandelion, not to mention cacti like Prickly Pear and Beavertail.
Later in Spring, species like the rare Mojave Mound Cactus bloom and will be visible in nearby Joshua Tree National Park. If you are short on time, you can view over 3,000 types of desert plants at the Moorten Botanical Gardens, a private arboretum established in 1938 and loved by residents of Greater Palm Springs for generations.
With the recent California rains, this year’s Desert Bloom is shaping up to be the best it has ever been. Most of the areas are already starting to see the flowers bloom. Experts are getting ready for a busy season with tourist all coming to the region to take in the beauty of the desert.
“Good rains in both December and January have annual plants germinating in the flower fields north of town, and along trails in western canyons,” the state park announced this week. “Desert Lily plants are springing up in many locations.”
If you are ready to see the magnificent color of the Desert Bloom, then we suggest you start booking today. The months of March and April are peak season for viewing. Discover all the top spots to view this natural beauty below.