Clarisse Walters

Hi, my name is Clarisse Walters, and I have a big passion for all things gardening related. My great grandfather owned the most beautiful garden, and as a child I enjoyed nothing more than helping him tend it over the summer months. Through Essential Garden Guide, I want to share my passion and knowledge with others so that you have all the information and tools you need to become green fingered yourself. Once you know the basics of gardening and the different types of plants, you will be able to begin creating the garden of your dreams.

Desert Plants With Waxy Leaves

To reduce the loss of water through evaporation or transpiration the leaves of some desert plants have turned into spines. The epidermis of others has a thick layer of wax to cut down on the amount of water loss.