The weather has warmed into the low 70’s this week and the flowers are beginning to burst out of their buds….
Pink Beauty (Eremophily laanii) The first few blooms are beginning to appear on this Australian native. Grows up to 6 ft. high and blooms spring through fall.
Desert Senna (Senna artemisiodes sturtii)
Another of my Australian favorites and are drought tolerant and extremely easy to grow.
Grows up to 6 ft. high and flowers in the spring.
Firecracker Penstemon (Penstemon eatonii)
This Southwest Desert native has reached full bloom, causing hummingbirds to eagerly drink of it’s nectar.
Grows up to 2 ft. high, when flowering. Blooms winter through spring (removing spent flowers, will cause more blooms to form and prolong the flowering period).
‘Desert Museum’ Palo Verde (Parkinsonia hybrid ‘Desert Museum’)
It’s early, but the first few blooms on my Palo Verde tree are starting to appear.
This beautiful tree grows approximately 30 ft. high and wide. In late spring, the tree will be a mass of beautiful yellow flowers.
Bower Vine (Pandorea jasminoides)
This blossom is ready to open and join it’s neighbors and reveal its magenta heart.
Grows on a trellis for support and blooms fall through spring in the desert.
Purple Lilac Vine (Hardenbergia violaceae)
My second favorite Australian native, is in full bloom and is buzzing with bees.
Grows on a trellis or as a groundcover. Blooms in February.
Violas and Alyssum
My annuals have bloomed non-stop all winter and show no signs of quitting any time soon.
Valentine (Eremophila maculata ‘Valentine’)
My favorite Australian native who is aptly named for the time of year when it reaches full bloom.
Grows approximately 3 ft. high and wide. Blooms December through April.
This is my monthly contribution to Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day, which occurs on the 15th of each month. Please visit Carol of May Dreams Gardens to see what is blooming in other gardens around the world.