I know that's wrong but Arizona doesn't follow the rules. My parents left right before Spring wildflower season so here are some pictures for my Mom. Next year you will have to stay a few weeks longer Mom!
Hedgehog cactus flowers.
Mexican bird of paradise flowers.
Creosote bush in bloom.
Brittle bush flowers.
It seems like everything is blooming!
I love wildflowers, and especially yucca flowers! Cactus flowers, too... I'll take any of them. I used to live in FL and we had some of the same. I miss the exotic flowers of the southeast and southwest. We make it a project to grow them here in the summer even though they are not native to this area (Maryland). And I don't care if the plants/flowers are what others consider "weeds" - if it's big and leafy and/or has interesting flowers on it, I'll cultivate it. It surprises the neighbors who are used to raising easy, common native plants only.
Beautiful, not what I was expecting from the desert. Are you from Arizona and your parents left home or you just had to run away to the sun?
Very nice. Everything is in bloom here right now too.
444, I think it is so funny that people try to grow non-natives. I mean, it's great when it works but takes so much time and effort. I have the worst luck trying to grow flowers from those seed packets at the store. Nothing grows for me and yet the wild flowers grow so well. When I visit my sister in California I see all of the flowers I struggled to grow but there they grow like weeds.
Lizzie, there were a lot more flowers around but those were convenient. I grew up in California but my parents retired to Washington and I went to Arizona for the jobs.
Over the Cubicle, Spring has sprung. Now those pretty flowers are throwing out prickly burrs. They are making my dogs prickly too!
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