Journey with me through the garden to see the rainbow of color that awaits…. inspired by my fellow blogger, Rebecca of Prefer To Be In The Garden.
Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
RED blossoms cover my Globe Mallow in January. Bees happily collect pollen from their cup-shaped flowers. The bees are grateful that blooms will continue until the summer months arrive.
Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
RED plumes of flowers with their yellow throats decorate the Red Yucca in my father-in-law’s garden. Flowering will continue until fall for this succulent plant.
Desert Garden, Orange Jubilee (Tecoma x Jubilee)
ORANGE tubular flowers entice hummingbirds throughout the year on my Orange Jubilee shrub that grows over 6 ft. tall. Although flowers slow in the winter, I was able to find some protected from the frost under the eaves of my house.
Desert Garden, Red Bird-of-Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima)
ORANGE, red and yellow flowers cover this beautiful shrub throughout the summer and fall months. I view them through my kitchen window and appreciate their beauty. Butterflies love them as well.
Desert Garden, Arizona Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans stans)
YELLOW flowers adorn my large Yellow Bells shrub, attracting both bees and hummingbirds. I enjoy their blooms beginning March and lasting through November.
Damianita (Chrysactinia mexicana)
YELLOW, daisy-like flowers bloom throughout the winter and spring on this low-growing ground cover. Bright winter color, drought-tolerant and low-maintenance makes this perennial a favorite of mine.
Smooth Leaf Agave (Agave desmettiana)
GREEN leaves of my Agave are wet with raindrops after a November rain.
Floss Silk Tree (Ceiba speciosa / formerly Chorisia speciosa)
GREEN colors the trunk of the Floss Silk tree, decorated with circular thorns.
BLUE Violas with their yellow throats brighten a winter’s day.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
BLUE, tiny flowers bloom among the leaves, proving that Rosemary is not just a popular herb, but is also beautiful.
Baja Ruellia (Ruellia peninsularis)
PURPLE flowers decorated with white and yellow, decorate this lovely shrub with beautiful blossoms throughout the entire year.
Goodding’s Verbena (Glandularia gooddingii)
PURPLE clusters of flowers nestle between boulders on this Verbena plant.
What kind of plants and flowers make up the rainbow in your garden?