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!