THE HI-DESERT STORY
You know when you see a movie and the main character is in the desert tumbleweed rolling past? How about in Disney’s Cars main character is driving through the desert to get to L.A.? Independence Day when they’re fighting aliens?
Yup, that’s the High Desert!
Situated between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, the High Desert is composed of a couple of towns such as Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Pioneertown, Landers, Joshua Tree, and 29 Palms.
Only a short distance away lies the "low desert" or Coachella Valley which includes Palm Springs, Borrego Springs and the famous festival grounds for Coachella, Stagecoach and many others.
Although there are plenty of people between the three towns that live here, it is the epitome of a small town. Everyone knows everyone else through some type of way and is the best study of the “6 degrees of separation” theory known to man. It doesn’t matter who you know, they somehow know your brothers-girlfriends-cousins-friend.
It still feels like a small town
Our plants are just about as unique as the people that live in here
Also, there is great water-saving and drought friendly landscaping. This guy right here is called a Joshua Tree and in the Mojave Desert as a whole they have the Joshua Tree National Park. If you’ve ever hear U2’s album Joshua Tree, it’s named after these weird looking guys. But you’ll never meet someone in the High Desert that doesn’t like them, they mean home for us. Also they are one of the most interesting things about our dirt covered town – they only grow in the Mojave Desert and around Jerusalem.
In the desert its simply known as “desert landscaping” which in itself is pretty self explanatory. You make the area you have decided to landscape essentially the most artful representation of the desert elements that surround us anyways.