It’s Blooming in My Garden

If you are looking for some desert happy plants to add to your garden, you should take a look at what has been blooming in my garden this past week. The bursts of color in my backyard are like fireworks all day long.

This is a Blanket Flower plant I bought at Star Nursery last year. I happened to pick up a variety that grows a bit tall and has a rugged, weedy look to it.

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These are some of the Perky Sue’s that are blooming in my backyard. It’s a drought tolerant plant that gives a look of grass, especially as it mounds, with an added bonus of a bazillion cheerful yellow flowers.

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I did not plant this Nasturtium. It just popped up on its own, a delightful surprise woven between aloe plants and sagebrush.

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Here is the area of my garden I call Hummingbird Alley. I have been planting a variety penstemons and am hoping to plant more. So far I have a Parry Penstemon, Diablo Penstemon, Pinto Beardtongue Penstemon, a Penstemon Palmeri and two Superb Penstemons.

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This plant grows all around town in Southern Nevada, it’s the Desert Marigold. Its silvery green leaves are accented by vibrant yellow flowers. I was surprised by how big this plant grew, but was able to cut it back a bit to maintain a more manageable size.

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Good luck finding eye catching flowers that will bloom in your desert garden this spring and in years to come!

 

About misslittleowl

A teacher writing about local happenings, school adventures, intriguing books, desert gardening, and whatever else she stumbles upon that needs sharing.
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3 Responses to It’s Blooming in My Garden

  1. Helen says:

    You’ve got a lovely garden – so different from anything that I could have!!

    Liked by 1 person

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