May Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day is Here!
I just love this time of month, when it is time to show what is blooming in my garden. Spring has definitely sprung and most of my plants are flowering, although there are a few holdouts.
First, are the blooms that will soon be ending as we move into the summer months.
My Valentine shrub has been blooming reliable since December. Normally the blooms end in April, but our cooler then normal spring has helped to keep them blooming longer.
Valentine (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’)
My Globe Mallow had been pruned back, but now has had a second flush of bloom.
Globe Mallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua)
My Geraniums that I transplanted to the vegetable garden are still blooming, but warmer temperatures will soon stop the flowers from coming until fall arrives.
And my last winter/spring bloomer….my Firecracker Penstemon. I had pruned back the dead flowers in late March and have been rewarded with a second flush of bloom.
Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)
Now for some new spring/summer bloomers…..
One of my favorite flowering trees, Desert Willow, is covered in pink blossoms.
Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis)
Desert Marigold, a perennial which is often grown as a annual wildflower, are beginning to make their appearance in my garden. They self-seed and I allow them to come up in certain areas.
Desert Marigold (Baileya multiradiata)
And last, but not least….my favorite flowering tree, the ‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verde.
‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verde (Parkinsonia hybrid ‘Desert Museum’)
I hope you have enjoyed this blooming tour of my garden. Please visit May Dreams Gardens to see other Garden Blogger Bloom Day participants.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Those are beautiful blooms I especially like the Desert Museum' Palo Verde. The flower reminds me of a bigger version of a yellow Helianthemum rock rose.
Lots of hot colors! The dessert willows here are blooming, too. Such a gorgeous tree when it's in action. Is globe mallow pretty common there?
Noelle, it must be a real pleasure to walk around your garden just now. That 'Desert Museum' Palo Verde blew me away, though. I can totally understand why it is your favorite.
And can I just say, your love for it came through the camera? That is a gorgeous shot! 🙂
Lots of beautiful, bright blooms, all great drought tolerant plants I must get.
Lovely blooms – I love all the reds.They must draw hummingbirds. Great pictures
Noelle, I am so glad you allow the Desert Marigold to reseed. It is so cheerful! Great 'bloom day' pics. Pam
It's so fun seeing what you have blooming there. I think I learn of a new plant almost every time I visit. I love that Desert Willow!
Such brilliant colors! I love the Palo Verde tree blossoms.
Love all the red and yellow flowers, such warm colors.
Just stunning, especially the penstemon. Next year I have to get one of those…
Happy bloom day!
I enjoyed your blog and hope you don't mind that I link to you…
It's really interesteing to learn something about a desert garden. "The desert museum" is wonderful, I understand that's your favourite! /Sophia
I can almost feel the warmth of your part of the world through your images. I love the penstemon and imagine the hummers do too! It seems we have all had cooler than usual spring weather… it is great to have our blooms last longer. Hope you have a lovely weekend with your terrific family Noelle. ;>)
Love that Valentine shrub! And the palo verde tree is beautiful! We see the occasional Jerusalem thorn blooming here and there here in CenFla. There aren't many planted in our area, but they are real show-stoppers when you run across one.
Gorgeous blooms. I am not familiar with the desert willow, but it is a beauty!
That's a terrific Bloom Day collection. This is year 1 for me and the desert marigold and my plants from seed look nothing like your robust plant. Hopefully next year's crop will be more spectacular.
I love all the vibrant colors in your garden, Noelle. I sure wish I could grow the Valentine shrub here–what a trooper to bloom for so long!
Happy Bloom Day Noelle! It looks gorgeous there in AZ ~ as usual. Love the Desert Willow blooms. It's always so interesting what is doing well there versus here. Everyone is putting geraniums out like crazy and yours are going to stop blooming until fall!
That penstemon is fabulous too! I bet the hummingbirds love your garden?!
Ah, Desert Willow, possibly the best desert tree after Palo Verde in my opinion. And you have both of them blooming. Very nice. If I had more heat and more space, I would plant both of them immediately
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What a vibrant blog you have ! I love the dramatic reds in blooms you have! It's like a blast of brilliance every time I log on.
I love your desert willows! i'd like to have some to grow. We own an online nursery and i am looking for a seed supply if anyone knows where we could get some at.