Monday, April 12, 2010

Along the Apache Trail

Looking for Wildflowers in Arizona recently - highs about 80° and lows near 50°. Nothing soothes the soul of a horticulturally inclined Coloradoan like the warmth of the emerging Sonoran Desert in early Spring.

The decorative flowers of the Pointleaf Manzanita. The inflorescence is a spherical cluster of beautiful urn-shaped flowers.
Arctostaphylos pungens

Fairy Duster
Calliandra eriophylla

Roosevelt Lake at full capacity after a wet El Niño winter.

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