Thursday, May 31, 2012

SummerQuest 3

Your quest is to visit a Tucson garden (whether virtually or in person). Your challenge is to find the Tucson garden which was started by a family with three daughters who used to swim in a cattle tank. In the comments, post a description of something you might see at this garden. Don't tell us the name of the garden, or you'll spoil the fun for your fellow questers!

After 5 people have submitted a response, we will post the answer and unveil part of the summer reading picture.

EDIT: Congratulations, you have unlocked the next piece of the image! The correct answer (sleuthed out by all of you) was the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Very cool!


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    1. Hi Shell, thanks for your comment! I'm redacting the part with the answer, in case anyone else wants to do the detective work. The answer will be posted for all to see when the next image is unlocked. Kudos for being the first to figure it out!

      Here is what Shell posted about this unique Tucson garden:

      "I went to this garden last year and saw the butterfly garden, so many beautiful butterflies. I took lots of pictures. I can't wait to show my family this place when they come in December."

  2. Thanks its really one of my favorite places.

  3. Thanks, Tommy, for your comment! I'm redacting the part with the answer, but I'll leave as much of what you wrote available as I can. The answer will be posted for all to see when the next image is unlocked.

    "It was very interesting. I took the virtual tour . . . I also learned about the different ways to harvest rainwater. I can't wait until next week so I can take my dog to the garden on Tuesday!"

  4. i took the virtual tour, and it makes me start thinking, isn't desert supposed to be the OPPOSITE of green? i guess not because i have my own garden at home, so I guess green can be in the desert.

    1. Anonymous, every time I drive down the winding road to Gates Pass, I look at the crowded jungle of green trees and am surprised by how green the desert actually can be. :)

  5. It's always a happy surprise to find patches of green around here. Guess that's why monsoon season is so wonderful. Thanks for your comment, Anonymous!

  6. One more comment from Alice with the (correct!) answer redacted:
    "I've been there many times but haven't noticed that part of the tank is still there. Now I have to go back... soon! :-) I wish I could have seen the property in the 20s---or even the 60s!"

    Thanks for playing, Alice!

  7. Here we saw many types of butterflies, cactus, compost bins, and the cattle tank

  8. Well after i went to my garden of choice i thought the one thing that would describe the garden a little bit is a lot of different types of cactus


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