And a few more plants deserving attention.
I left my camera at my place when I drove to my first mountain bike ride in weeks. Tragedy, on both accounts. But when I returned and stretched (which I also forgot to do), I grabbed my camera and retraced my route.
specimen Fouquieria splendens, Yucca torreyi and Dasylirion wheeleri companions
yet no hummingbirds
cottage garden and cacti
cactus wrapped on colder nights…Berlandiera lyrata, Glandularia spp., Hesperaloe parviflora, …
another specimen, but…
many lush flower buds
a few open blooms
Opuntia linguiformis, Fouquieria splendens and Yucca torreyi
rock entry monument
loads of Opuntia engelmannii, even Hesperaloe parviflora
Opuntia engelmannii, not O. lindheimeri
Fouquieria on the wild mountainside
just another young, volunteer of Yucca elata
Chilopsis linearis ‘Bubba’…a few years more, the look and shade will out-do any city-mandated, 6″ caliper, double tree rows
house color to plants, all good
many “say” they want “sustainable, low water-use”…Sphaeralcea incana (?), growing on it’s own
Punica granatum…old, neglected, tough
Do you know any place that grows so many ocotillos in the stature they reach in El Paso or Las Cruces? In my travels, the Las Vegas, Nevada areas does, too.
Since the early to mid-morning light is better, when I started my ride, I’ll return to Arroyo Park, and show you the ocotillo forest in full bloom. Stay tuned…