Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beauty is a Lot of Work...

This is my favorite time of year out in the garden.

Why?

Because of all the plants in flower, including my Desert Museum Palo Verde tree.


While I love the green trunk and branches of all types of Palo Verde trees, the 'Desert Museum' is my favorite type because its flowers are larger then most.



My tree is so laden with beautiful blossoms, that the branches are hanging down a bit lower then usual....


It is hard work to support all of those beautiful flowers.
I have to duck my head every time I walk by toward my vegetable garden.  

But, I can't bring myself to prune it back.
*The best time to prune Palo Verde trees is after they are finished blooming in late spring.

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I hope your week is going well.  We are expecting a storm tomorrow, which I am looking forward to.  I do have a consult, but I can always whip out my umbrella or rain coat if I need to :-)

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4 comments:

Laura said...

The trees are so beautiful in the spring after the flowers have finished blooming.

I am also looking forward to the rain tomorrow. I tore out the old wildflowers today and tossed some summer-blooming wildflower seeds in their place.

FlowerLady said...

Dear Noelle ~ I love your Desert Museum Palo Verde. It is a wonderful specimen. I have two, not this variety, that I grew from seed. Do you have babies coming up from seeds dropped from the tree?

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

Andrea said...

Hi Noelle, the picture of the Palo Verde last year, i saw in your site, is still vivid in my head. Now that it is there again, it's beautiful sight will not be erased anymore in my consciousness! Maybe it will thrive here too!

Indie said...

What a gorgeous tree! I love how the trunk has been pruned so sculpturally (if that's a word) as well! One doesn't often see yellow spring blooming trees either.

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