Unpruned Abundance

While our sun is as fiercely hot as ever, temperatures are cooling and the humidity is up. So are the flowers.

You’ll notice none of these plants have been sheared into submission, even one with too little space!


Calliandra x Sierra Starr above (?), Leucophyllum below.


And the most common here, plain-old Leucophyllum frutescens. They even smell good.


Their fleeting presence in extreme temperatures and dryness can keep flowers from being the backbone of a desert southwest landscape. But as flowers respond to our seasonal weather cycles, flowers are one of the best impacts, though brief.

8/3/17 weather: 91 / 67 / 0.00