Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Colors


This is a new plant at the Desert Botanical Garden that I discovered on my last trip there.  It has tiny purple flowers on it and a sign that called it a "Sky Flower" with a Latin name of Duranta erecta.  It looks similar to a plant I've seen before that is called a "Sapphire Shower" but these flowers are much smaller than the ones on the shower plant.  The lovely purple color with that splash of yellow in the background is perfect for the Easter holiday weekend.

14 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Is there an irony in the Desert Botanical Garden having Easter plants, but the entire DBG is surrounded by a rabbit fence to keep out bunnies.

I don't blame them for wanting to keep their plants from being eaten by rabbits, as the gardens would be overrun with rabbits otherwise.

José Mendonça said...

Just beautiful, Sharon!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a wonderful colour, it does look familiar to me also Sharon.. Hope you had or are still having an excellent Easter weekend..
P.s. It was lovely to see you with Bob, Dave and Julie, how super to catch up with fellow bloggers.

Randy said...

I would love to have one of those. I doubt it would survive our Winter.

Kathy said...

A very pretty flower. It's a new one to me.

Judy said...

Looks like the valley's alternative to lilacs which won't grow well without a freeze. It's very pretty as is it's name. I like the name 'sapphire shower' also.

glenda said...

This beautiful color matched my nail color for Easter.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

Beautiful!

RedPat said...

It is really lovely, Sharon!

cieldequimper said...

It's simply gorgeous!

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous. That shade of purple's so lovely in flowers.

Bill Nicholls said...

Reminds me of a lilac tree

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful close up of beautiful flowers!

Kate said...

Dainty and beautiful!