During this exceptionally rainy week, we did have a one day’s respite from the rain. I love how clean the landscape looks after it rains.
I took advantage of the sunny day and went out to do errands, when I came upon on some blooming plants. So, I whipped out my small camera, which I always carry for opportunities like this and started snapping pictures.
Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa)
Chuparosa (Justicia californica)
I believe that we appreciate any plant that blooms in January because the majority of plants are dormant during the winter. This is also true in the desert. During the summer months, the landscape is riot of color. The winter months can bring shades of brown to the landscape…yet, I am so thankful for the plants that wait until winter to produce their blooms for me to enjoy.Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, 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."