I just love wildflowers….their delicate blooms in all colors of the rainbow that grace our landscape in the springtime.  Well, it is not spring yet, but I can at least show you pictures of two of my favorite wildflowers.

The vibrant blooms of Scarlet Flax (Linum grandiflorum ‘Rubrum’) make this my favorite wildflower.  Each bloom only lasts for one day, but the profusion of blooms means that their colorful display lasts from spring until summer.  I took this photo at the The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.  They have a spectacular wildflower display in the spring and I am planning on going back then to take more pictures of the different types of wildflowers they grow.

You can see Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata) growing throughout the deserts of the Southwest.  Although, a perennial, you will find it included in many wildflower seed mixtures as it blooms over a long period of time and combines beautifully with other wildflowers.

I am joining Gail from Clay and Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday.   Come springtime, I will have many more pictures of wildflowers and how to care for them.

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a horticulturist, certified arborist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."

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  1. Carol
    Carol says:

    Beautiful… I would love to see them in the desert all abloom! Wildflower Wednesday … is this new? Lovely photos Noelle. Carol

  2. James Missier
    James Missier says:

    those wildflowers look so well behaved in their enviorment.

    The ones I come across in my place is such you can even determine where they begin & where they end. And speaking of wild – they all have thorns, spikes and nasty.

    I guess it must be the "desert" thing.

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