Today's ABC Wednesday post is brought to you by the letter X.

Did you just make a face? X is just as important as all the other letters. True, trying to find words that
begin with X can be challenging. They are few and most dictionaries don't even have one full page
of words that begin with the letter X. Of course, that would be American dictionaries. None the less,
I did find a word ... and better yet ... I have pictures to go with my word.

X is for ~
XERIC Garden

What the heck is that??

The definition of xeric is:
Characterized by, or adapted to an extremely dry habitat, relating to, or growing in dry conditions.
Succulents such as cacti, aloes, and agaves.

Last Spring we visited the Desert Botanical Gardens of Phoenix, Arizona

Thanks to the ABC Team members; Denise, Roger, Barb, Jay, Gattina, Sylvia, and Troy
for all the work and encouragement they do regarding ABC Wednesday,
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Sylvia K said...

What a terrific word for the day!! I love it! And I love your photos! How lovely! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!


ChrisJ said...

Xeric gardens! Got to remember that, because I really like them. We have quite a few homes around here that have Xeric gardens because we are officially in a desert climate, 'tho' you'd never know it by the amount of water we use mostly piped in from afar.

photowannabe said...

Love the pictures to go with your X word. X sure was a challenging letter.

Roger Owen Green said...

this is quite nifty. and probably necessary, given water shortages.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Rimkogeren said...

What a more than terrific word for the day!!
Thanks for your comment :-)

Tumblewords: said...

I love cacti of all kinds! That looks like a Chihuly glass piece in the first photo - terrific photos!

Troy said...

So, if I just stop watering my flowers, will they turn xeric?

Seriously, a fascinating post, with some great pics.

On behalf of the ABC Wednesday Team, Thanks for participating this week. Hope you can join us again next week.


Reader Wil said...

Xeric! A new word! That's what makes this meme so interesting!