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 Post subject: The Bloom has begun
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:04 am 
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Today:
Our native Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla) and a "Killer Bee" :P
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My favorite color of Globemallow (Sphaeralcea ambigua). I call it "Almost Burgundy"--not very common:
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A rare sport of the small California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana (Eschscholzia mexicana)). They are about as common and a 4-leafed clover.
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Nothing more than the New Mexico Thistle (Cirsium neomexicanum) but WOW :shock: what a twirl:
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A lovely Indigo Bush (Dalea pulchra):
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And the list goes on and on.........I'll end here with the Pinkish Parry's Penstemon (Penstemon parryi), the Red Justicia (Justicia candicans) and Desertbells (Phacelia campanularia),
Hollowleaf Annual Lupine (Lupinus succulentus)(?) amongst California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica ssp. mexicana) Ha!! I just noticed another white sport Eschscholzia on the left of the last image.
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I Hope you enjoy---I did,
AZED

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 Post subject: Re: The Bloom has begun
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:04 pm 
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I did enjoy. Thanks! I've never heard of the Fairy Duster. It looks too delicate to be an Arizona native. Very nice. Beautiful time of year there. Thanks for taking us with you! :D


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 Post subject: Re: The Bloom has begun
PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:59 pm 
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luv2,
the Fairy Duster is tough as nails and will put up with almost anything. The Mexican Fairy Duster is bright red and not my favorite but they sell faster than the pink.
AZED

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 Post subject: Re: The Bloom has begun
PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:05 am 
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Desert bluebells are some of my favorite Arizona wildflowers! The picture of them with the California poppies is great! Also, that thistle bud photo is stunning.

Thanks, Ed!

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 Post subject: Re: The Bloom has begun
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Desert Bluebells is one of my favorite wildflowers. It looks too beautiful. In fact, I also love Indigo Bush ie. Dalea Pulchra. I also like the red color of Mexican Fairy Duster.

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