Doing double duty with Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge today. I don’t know what this bush is called.
Doing double duty today with Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge. Lantana:
My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I have no idea what this is. Any horticulturalists out there?
Yeah, I know, I’ve been a little obsessed with prickly pears lately, but isn’t this one drop-dead gorgeous? And it’s ORANGE, not yellow like mine. My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I know I posted pics of my cacti on Sunday, but they’re even prettier now:
My submissions for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge:
Here’s what they looked like on Wednesday:
Doing double duty today–this is also my offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.
My neighbors make sure our cup-de-sac is colorful. I took these photos today (if you look carefully, you might even see Christmas lights). One of the things I love about living in Arizona–there aren’t too many places in the US where flowers bloom in January!
My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge:
My youngest daughter, Katie, did some of her undergrad work at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ, but I never availed myself of the beautiful Rose Garden until this past May. I’d heard it was pretty extensive, but I didn’t realize how big it really is. Every time I rounded a bed, I saw more in the distance. After forty minutes of exploring and shooting over 160 photographs (I’ve included a few of the best), I’d only seen about half of the garden. Perhaps someday I’ll post a part two of this article.
Several entrances to the garden beckon from different angles and sections of the parking lot.
Click on the smaller photos below to see enlargements and captions.
I always thought roses had to have layers of overlapping petals. These only have five petals.
Both my father and my father-in-law grew roses. Greg’s dad often sent me home with a bouquet of American beauties. When we moved into our house, the pool was surrounded by roses. They’re all gone now. I couldn’t keep up with the aphids.
Look at these gorgeous two-color roses.
A sprinkler unexpectedly turned on and sent me running to dry ground. Luckily, I live in the desert and air-dried in a few minutes.