Blue Palo Verde
This is one of my most favorite times of year.
Throughout the desert Southwest, our iconic Palo Verde trees are beginning to bloom.
Gorgeous display of yellow
Drive down any street and you will undoubtedly see a gorgeous display of yellow.
There are 4 different types of Palo Verde trees that are commonly planted, which include the Blue Palo Verde (Parkinsonia floridium), Palo Brea (Parkinsonia praecox), Foothills Palo Verde (Parkinsonia microphylla) and my personal favorite ‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verde (Parkinsonia hybrid ‘Desert Museum’).
Interestingly, not all Palo Verde species bloom at the same time. Right now, Blue Palo Verde trees are in full bloom, yet ‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verdes will begin to bloom in earnest in a few weeks.
I can hardly wait for mine to start, it looked so beautiful last year…..
Yesterday, my husband and I went to visit the Riparian Preserve in nearby Gilbert. I have visited a few times before and I am always struck by the beauty. We saw so many different types of birds and I took lots of photos, which I will be posting soon on my Birds & Blooms blog.
I hope you are all having a good week so far.
I love spring…..just not the allergies that come with it 😉