I just got back from a business trip to Phoenix, Arizona. It was so nice, and warm too! I loved the natural landscaping all around. These were a few of my favorite plants, along with many more. I love this one with all the bumps like dramatic alligator skin.
We got to see many wonderful places, but one of the best was the Biltmore Hotel inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright but designed by Albert Chase McArthur. His use of masonry unit "textile block" construction is spectacular! I loved the concrete geometric 'sprite' statues around the grounds.
Check this link out for more info on the hotel: