Summertime temperatures bring a riot of color to my desert garden and my plants are growing larger and larger. The combination of warm (okay, hot) temperatures and summer rains means that my garden is going crazy with growth and blooms.
As I walked around the garden taking pictures, I came away with photos of a large number of yellow flowering plants, some recent transplants, and a couple of plants who normally do not flower this time of year (I must have neglected to tell them when they are normally supposed to flower 😉
This pretty little perennial is underused in the landscape in my opinion.
I love how the spent blooms of my Paperflower (Psilostrophe cooperi) have a ‘papery’ texture, hence the origin of the common name.
These flowers are not normally found in August, but someone neglected to tell my Desert Museum Palo Verde tree that it can stop flowering now.
All over the Arizona desert, different types of Sages are blooming in response to the summer heat and humidity from our monsoon season. My Rio Bravo Sage are no exception 🙂
The flowers of my Rio Bravo Sage (Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Rio Bravo’) have a light fragrance which just makes this flowering shrub even better.
What is blooming in your garden this month?
To see more blooming gardens, please visit May Dreams Gardens who hosts Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day each month.
I wanted to thank you all again for your wonderful comments in regards to Gracie’s story. I promise I will post the third and last installment in a few days 🙂