Tag Archives: pl-herbaceous

Bottlebrush Plant

One of the most prolific bushes in our Arizona yard is the Bottlebrush. Behind the bottlebrush is our Oleander hedge, also a prolific flower producer this time of year! Each bottlebrush bush produces an abundance of bright red blooms made up of masses of stamens with the pollen at the tip of each filament. Plant […]
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Sunflowers – Bold and Beautiful

There are not too many fables about man’s misuse of sunflower seeds. ― Richard Brautigan, The Tokyo-Montana Express –

Rain Drops Make the Flowers Sparkle

After the rain – the plants were freshly washed and ready to have their photos taken! To do these photos justice, click on one of them to open a slideshow. To close the slideshow, press your ES-Ca-pay button (or the tiny ‘X’ on the top left of the screen). Your Good Days – any particularly […]
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Flower Envelopes – Petals Before they Open

Flower buds are like envelopes that hold the secret of the petals.

Bergenia cordifolia – Deep Pink Flowers

Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone’s eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her too. – Gladys Taber – Bergenia cordifolia

Sunflowers Face a Snow Storm

The first snow of the season is more than mildly inconvenient. It is often accompanied by below freezing temperatures, and that brings an end to the growing season of the tender plants. After that, the weather generally goes back to normal, and we get weeks of beautiful fall weather. Still recovering from the beating they […]
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