|Pink Bower Vine|
Do you have a favorite vine?
|Pink Bower Vine|
After a record-setting February, I think that it’s safe to say that spring has officially arrived. Plants are waking up a bit early with flower buds bursting forth with glorious blooms.
|‘Sierra Star’ Fairy Duster (Calliandra ‘Sierra Star’)|
|Cereus peruvianus with golden barrel cactus (Echinocactus grusonii)|
|Ironwood tree (Olneya tesota)|
|Fragrant flowers of Texas mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora)|
|Pink bower vine (Pandorea jasminoides)|
|‘Heavenly Cloud’ sage (Leucophyllum langmaniae ‘Heavenly Cloud’), yellow bells (Tecoma stans stans) and bougainvillea in my backyard.|
Do you ever find yourself wishing that you had flowers to give to a friend or to decorate your table?
Instead of heading out to the store for a generic bouquet, how about creating a lovely bouquet straight from your garden?
Now before you say that you don’t have any flowers suitable for a bouquet, think again.
Here are several bouquets from my garden and a few from the family farm….
I have been enjoying the weather very much this June. Now for those of you who do not live in the desert, this is not a ‘normal’ statement. June is a month that is spent indoors, hibernating with the air-conditioning and looking outside at the garden.
But, we have had a cooler then normal June so far. Saturday’s temperature was 17 degrees below normal. I was looking forward to this day because I had planned to spend time pruning and weeding. As I worked outside, the breeze felt cool…..again, NOT normal for this time of year.
Today, the temperatures are about normal for this time of year and I did venture outside to get some work done in my vegetable garden, but once the clock hits 10:00, I tend to go back inside.
Even though it is hot outside in June, there is a riot of color in the garden. This is normal for this time of year. So, many desert residents spend their time indoors, viewing the beauty of their gardens through the windows 🙂