Tag Archives: Flowers

A Walk in the Garden

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A Walk in the Garden

 

 

The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona, that is. My daughter Katie recently invited me to be her guest there. We saw loads of gorgeous cactus (click on smaller photos to enlarge and see captions):

And lots of wildflowers (at least, I think they are wildflowers; if I’m wrong, please tell me):

I think these are orchids:

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This is called desert rose:

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Closeup of desert rose:

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Parts of the garden are sort of wild and natural; other parts have paths and lighting.

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Beautiful inlaid tile mosaic in a garden wall:

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We were there on a Friday morning. It was so peaceful.

One section of the garden features vegetables and herbs. I thought the squash blossoms

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and the Korean chives were especially lovely:

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Video of the Week #219: Bloomin’ Flowers

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Flowers opening timelapse from David de los Santos Gil on Vimeo.

Video of the Week: Happy Spring

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Flower of the Day: African Daisies

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Flower of the Day: African Daisies

 

 

In February in the Sonoran desert, a minor miracle occurs–the blooming of African daisies. They pop up all over in the town where I live, but nowhere in more profusion than this yard, completely taken over by the yellow and orange blossoms:

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I almost ran off the road a few times as I drove past, until the day I happened to have my camera in my car and stopped to take a few shots.

Check out Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Wordless Wednesday/Flower of the Day: Bloomin’ Barrel Cactus

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Wordless Wednesday/Flower of the Day: Lantana

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Wordless Wednesday/Flowers of the Day: Bougainvillea and Cape Honeysuckle

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Be sure to check out Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge.