Under the Weather…Literally and Figuratively

Arizona Yellow Bells

I haven’t stepped out into my garden since Wednesday.

It rained so hard on Friday, that our back patio flooded and my daughter and nephew started scooping up water using buckets and throwing it onto the back lawn.

To top it off, I have been rotating between my favorite chair in the family room and my bed.


The good news is that I am feeling a little better, but have no energy.  But, I thought I would share with you a photo that I took last week of a very pretty Arizona Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans stans).

Arizona Yellow Bells

Arizona Yellow Bells

It has been pruned into a small tree.

I have three that are in the typical shrub-shape.  While I do really like the way they look pruned up like this – I probably won’t be doing this to ours anytime soon.

Mostly because we do our own landscaping and while I do enjoy pruning – I don’t like doing it enough to keep up with the tree form.


I hope your week is off to a good start.  Our weather is beginning to cool off a little, so once I get my energy back, I’ll be back out in the garden getting my vegetable gardens ready for fall ๐Ÿ™‚

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."
3 replies
  1. Stiletto
    Stiletto says:

    Your Tecoma trees are lovely. Pruning them into tree froms (Standard) is worth all the trouble. I've done this to several of my Tecoma stans and waiting for them to grow taller.

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